La nostra vita

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La nostra vita
La nostra vita.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Daniele Luchetti
Produced by Gina Gardini
Written by Daniele Luchetti
Sandro Petraglia
Stefano Rulli
Starring Raoul Bova
Cinematography Claudio Collepiccolo
Edited by Mirco Garrone
Distributed by 01 Distribution
Release dates
  • 14 May 2010 (2010-05-14) (Cannes)
  • 21 May 2010 (2010-05-21) (Italy)
Running time 93 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Budget € 6.2 million
Box office € 3 million

La nostra vita is a 2010 French-Italian film directed by Daniele Luchetti. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival,[1] with Elio Germano sharing the prize for Best Actor with Javier Bardem for his role in the Mexican film Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.[2]


Claudio is a young mason who lives a happy life with his wife Elena and their children; they manage together their daily difficulties with love and complicity. His life is suddenly struck when Elena dies while giving birth to their third son. Claudio reacts by blackmailing his employer, who had purposely hidden the corpse of a man, illegally employed and dead while working in a drunk state: in exchange for his silence, Claudio obtains to be entitled to the whole construction business (and not only the wall building). This is the beginning of a new phase for Claudio, who now concentrates on becoming richer, and buying "things" to his sons in the hope of making them happier after the loss of their mum. More and more difficulties, however, put Claudio in dire straits, which eventually force him to borrow money from his relatives and friends, in order to save himself from bankruptcy. Accompanied by the son of the dead illegal worker, Claudio will manage to change his vision of life, and to give importance to the real values.



Cattleya produced the 6.2 million Euro film together with Rai Cinema and French company Babe Films. The project received money from the Italian Culture Ministry, the CNC and Canal+ via pre-sales.[3]


The film premiered in Italy on 21 May 2010. As of 20 June 2010, Box Office Mojo reported that the film had made 3,805,514 dollars (3,075,807 Euro) at the Italian box office.[4]


  1. ^ "63rd Festival de Cannes: Press Conference". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Thai film captures Cannes top prize". CBC News. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  3. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (2010-04-22). "Our Life in Celluloid Dreams’ line-up". Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Italy Box Office, May 28–30, 2010". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 

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