Trailer of the feature film Matlosa - The Homeless One - by Villi Hermann
Imagofilm Lugano production
Switzerland, 1981, colour, 90', o.v. Italian, DCP
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, ES
Digital copy restored in 2015
Alfredo is married and has two children. He was born in a mountain village of the Italian part of Switzerland, today a favourite place for weekend visits for tow people.
Alfredo seems to lead a quiet life, the life of so many Ticinese families born in the valleys who go back now to their native village only for the weekend. But for Alfredo the weekend in his native village – his wife and his children don’t accept it with great enthusiasm – is no longer an escapism but an obsessional rite which is repeated on and on.
Alfredo has lost his own identity. He does not succeed in finding a balance between his childhood lived in a country world that no longer exist and his maturity marked by a job and daylife with no satisfaction.
Script: Villi Hermann, adaption of a novel by Giovanni Orelli
Co-author: Angelo Gregorio
Director of photography: Carlo Varini
Sound: Laurent Barbey
Editing: Luciano Berini
Music: Enzo Jannacci
Cast: Omero Antonutti, Francesca de Sapio, Flavio Bucci, Nico Pepe, Roger Jendly, Sonja Gessner, Claudio Caramaschi, Mario Campanaro, Mario Marchetti, Cleto Cremonesi, Walter Valdi and the young Francesca Rosa, Giancarlo Guanella, Rino Cappozzo