The Salt of Life

Overview

Mid-August Lunch writer/director Gianni Di Gregorio returns to the themes of his award-winning feature directorial debut with this gently comical tale of a middle-aged retiree who longs for romance. Try as he might to be noticed by women, Gianni Di Gregario never seems to get a second glance. His condescending wife treats him more like a punch line than a husband, and his aristocratic mother seems all but blind to her son's romantic plight. Reluctantly striking up a friendship with the floundering boyfriend of ...
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Overview

Mid-August Lunch writer/director Gianni Di Gregorio returns to the themes of his award-winning feature directorial debut with this gently comical tale of a middle-aged retiree who longs for romance. Try as he might to be noticed by women, Gianni Di Gregario never seems to get a second glance. His condescending wife treats him more like a punch line than a husband, and his aristocratic mother seems all but blind to her son's romantic plight. Reluctantly striking up a friendship with the floundering boyfriend of his daughter Teresa Di Gregorio, dejected Gianni looks on longingly as his aging pals court gorgeous young women, and he starts to question why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. Later, the mild-mannered retiree decides to take a little advice from his lawyer friend, Alfonso Alfonso Santagata, and starts to remember why chasing women is a young man's game.
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Special Features

20 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage; New interview with Director/star Gianni Di Gregorio; U.S. Theatrical Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2012
  • UPC: 795975114530
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Zeitgeist Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,704

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gianni di Gregorio Gianni
Valeria De Franciscis Mother
Alfonso Santagata Alfonso
Elisabetta Piccolomini Gianni's Wife
Valeria Cavalli Valeria
Alyn Prandi Alyn
Kristina Cepraga Cristina
Michelangelo Ciminale Michelangelo
Teresa DiGregorio Teresa
Lilia Silvi Lilia
Gabriella Sborgi Gabriella
Silvia Squizzato Twin
Laura Squizzato Twin
Technical Credits
Gianni di Gregorio Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Valerio Attanasio Screenwriter
Angelo Barbagallo Producer
Gogo Bianchi Cinematographer
Ratchev and Carratello Score Composer
Susanna Cascella Production Designer
Guido Colla Asst. Director
Gianluca Costamagna Sound/Sound Designer
Gaetano Daniele Executive Producer
Ivana Kastratovic Production Manager
Silvia Polidori Costumes/Costume Designer
Marco Spoletini Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Salt of Life
1. Don't You Like Women Anymore? [8:37]
2. Gianni's Ladies [13:10]
3. A Simple Lunch [10:32]
4. The Squizzato Twins [10:16]
5. A Date? [10:03]
6. Grazie. Grazie. Grazie [6:30]
7. 98.9 Is Not A Fever! [2:30]
8. The Pill Of Love [7:34]
9. Here Comes Your Man [4:43]
10. End Credits [13:11]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Salt of Life
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      English: On/Off
         English: On
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   Extras
      Behind-The-Scenes Footage
      Gianni Di Gregorio Interview
      U.S. Theatrical Trailer
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