Comedy / Italy / International Premiere



Q&A with Checco Zalone and Director Gennaro Nunziante


Checco was born into a life of relative comfort and privilege among his peers in his small town in southern Italy. He is one of the lucky few to have a posto fisso, or guaranteed job as a public servant. When a new reformist government vows to cut down on bureaucracy, Checco is forced to accept ever-worsening public-sector postings in order to maintain his guaranteed pay, benefits, and lifetime employment. While on assignment at Italy’s Arctic research station, Checco meets Valeria and falls in love with her. Checco cannot help but be enchanted by her Norwegian progressive, merit-based society. Ultimately Checco must choose between his secure yet parasitic place in Italy or a new and uncertain life with Valeria.

Co-presented by

ICFF 300

Director: Gennaro Nunziante
Cast: Checco Zalone, Eleonora Giovanardi, Lino Banfi
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Runtime: 86 minutes
Rating: PG. Parental guidance is advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children.

Official Trailer


June 11, 2016 4:00PM Film House, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre



Signature Sponsors

RBC, Royal Bank of Canada ralota technologies


Industry Day Partners & Sponsors

OMDC, Ontario Media Development Corporationwalrus


Programming Partners & Sponsors

FIFBInternational Shorts
HKETO, Hong Kong Economic and Trade OfficeHong Kong Programme
olgCanadian  Programme
imaginenativeThe Embargo Project
ICFFSpotlight Italy



City of St. CatharinesDaysInnNiagara RegionPerformance BMWWilsondale Assets ManagementWFW


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