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Directed by Luciano Odorisio
Produced by Rai
Written by Luciano Odorisio
Starring Michele Placido
Giuliana De Sio
Fabio Traversa
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Cinematography Nando Forni
Edited by Patrizia Proserpio
Release dates
Running time
106 min
Country Italy
Language Italian

Sciopèn (also known as Chopin) is a 1982 Italian comedy film directed by Luciano Odorisio.[1] The film entered the competition at the 39th Venice Film Festival, in which it won the Silver Lion for best first work.[2] Odorisio was awarded best new director at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, while Tino Schirinzi won a Silver Ribbon for best supporting actor.[2]


In Abruzzo, in the town of Chieti, a group of friends workers, with the passion of classical music, try to rebuild a historic city orchestra, which no longer exists. The final concert provides only compositions the famous composer Frédéric Chopin, and the citizens of Chieti seem willing to finance the project. However, the mayor and local officials are skeptical, because the think only to their interests. So the project soon failed, but the workers come from defeat with a smile.



  1. ^ Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 887742429X. 
  2. ^ a b Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211. 

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