From the Waist Up

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From the Waist Up
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Directed by Gianfrancesco Lazotti
Produced by Pierpaolo Paoluzi
Written by Gianfrancesco Lazotti
Starring Cristiana Capotondi
Filippo Nigro
Nicoletta Romanoff
Cinematography Alessandro Pesci
Release dates
  • 2010 (2010)
Country Italy
Language Italian

Dalla vita in poi ( English: From the Waist Up) is a 2010 Italian film, written and directed by Gianfrancesco Lazotti.[1]


Rosalba (Nicoletta Romanoff) loves Danilo (Filippo Nigro), a young man who is serving a long prison sentence. To ease his detention, she decides to write him a sweet letter every day. However it is not easy to translate her feelings into words, so she turns to her best friend Katia (Cristiana Capotondi) for help, who now is on a wheelchair. Katia takes on the role of love promoter, just like Cyrano de Bergerac, but it soon becomes complicated, as little by little those emotions, those poetic lines conceived for Rosalba, become her own, and Danilo's passionate replies begin to belong to Katia. When Rosalba and Danilo break up, Katia sets out to meet him in prison, to see what the man she has fallen for actually looks like. Unfortunately, as she is not a relative, she can't obtain a permission to see him. However, her will is stronger than the rules.




  1. ^ Jay Weissberg (June 22, 2010). "Review: ‘From the Waist Up’". Variety. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

From the Waist Up at the Internet Movie Database