Catenaccio at Mannheim

  • Director: Mario Di Carlo
    Cinematography: Andrea Ruzzenenti
    Soundrecordist: Matthias Höglinger

  • duration: 33'
  • production year: 2001
  • original title: Catenaccio in Mannheim
  • genre: Ethnography, Migration, Personal memory, Personal Viewpoint, Society

A documentary on the lives of Italian immigrants in Germany, and how they view the contrasts between their home country and their adopted country. What do their children know of their life-long struggles as "Gastarbeiter", or foreign workers? The film takes an up-close look at one second generation immigrant's personal journey, from the streets of Mannheim, during the 2000 European soccer championships, to the birthplace of his father, a rural village in Sicily.