Padrone e Sotto
Master and Servant

2014 | Documentary | 72 min | MA Film

Directed by Michele Cirigliano

Collection: Degree Films 2014

A small, shabby bar in the deep south of Italy. A group of men play Padrone e Sotto (Master and Servant), an archaic drinking game. The film looks into a closed society of residents of a structurally weak region and becomes a sociogram that is exploring universal power mechanisms.

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Runtime72 min
Year of Production2014
Country of ProductionItaly
Distribution FormatDCP, HDCAM SR, DVD
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shooting FormatHDCAM
Spoken LanguageItalian
Available SubtitlesGerman, English, Italian
Director Michele Cirigliano
Cinematography Aurelio Buchwalder
Music Peter Bräker
Editor Anja Bombelli
Creative Producer Hercli Bundi
Philippe Favre
Location Sound Engineer Michele Cirigliano
Sound Design Peter Bräker
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Graphic Artist Fabian Kaiser
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Rebecca Siegfried
Project Mentoring Sabine Gisiger
Anita Wasser
Christian Iseli
Co-Production Company SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera
Financial Support Bundesamt für Kultur BaK
Succes Passage Antennes
Migros Postproduktionsfonds
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Anita Wasser
Head of Programme MA Film Prof. Markus Imboden


17. April 2015
Alexis Victor Thalberg Documentary Film Award

Endowed with a total of CHF 30'000, this year's Alexis Victor Thalberg Documentary Film Award was given to one BA degree film — "Balazher. Korrekturen der Wirklichkeit" — and two MA degree films — "Neuland" und "Padrone e Sotto".

1. September 2014
Nominations for FIRST STEPS

The five nominations in the Category "Documentary Films" include two ZHdK films: BALAZHER - Korrekturen der Wirklichkeit by Lesia Kordonets, 2013 BA degree film and PADRONE E SOTTO by Michele Cirigliano, 2014 MA degree film.

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