A Stroke Of Lucky
Kim Rossi Stuart
Alberto’s and Angelo’s “engines seized” on the same night.
Or at least this is how Angelo refers to their heart attacks. Angelo is a young body shop owner from a very poor background who has done a bit of everything and finally made something of himself. Alberto, a successful screenwriter, crazy, loud-mouthed and clumsy as a rhinoceros, initially does not get the reference.
They become friends in the emergency room. They connect instantly, and no one is more surprised than they are that they understand each other so completely. But they are men, and thus they often disguise their emotions behind jokes and jibes. Just like teenagers on their first camping trip.
Once they have left hospital, life seems so different: they are conscious of every heartbeat, and they find they need each other. Staying together means being with the only person in the world who – at that moment – understands them …
Screenplay: Francesca Archibugi
Assistant Director: Elisabetta Boni
Casting: Gianluca Greco
Production Manager: Marta Razzano
Sound: Alessandro Zanon
Costume Designer: Alessandro Lai
Set Designer: Alessandro Vannucci
Editing: Patrizio Marone
Director of Photography: Fabio Zamarion
Music: Battista Lena
Line Producer for Cattleya: Matteo De Laurentiis
Co-production: Cattleya, Rai Cinema, Cinemello
Executive Producer: Gina Gardini
Produced by: Guido De Laurentiis for Cinemello
Produced by: Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz
Italian distribution: 01 Distribution