The Venice Syndrom

a film by Andreas Pichler

The Venice Syndrom

2012 | 80:00 min

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Documentary
Synopsis
Venice is pure romance; that which all Europeans yearn for, the dream of all Americans, the wish of all Japanese. But the world's most beautiful city turns into a ghost town at nightfall. Entire quarters stand empty, their structures merely providing a myth to serve business interests. 20 million foreigners visit the city each year. An average of 60,000 a day. By comparison, there are only 58,000 inhabitants left.
And next year it will be fewer still. For the city is becoming uninhabitable. The film shows what remains of Venetian life: a subculture of tourist service industries; a port for monstrous cruisers;
Venetians who are moving to the mainland as there are no longer affordable apartments to be found.
A Requiem for a still grand city. An illustration of how common property becomes the prey of few.
An elegy to the last Venetians, their humour and their hearts.
Festivals/Awards
DOKLeipzig, Festival dei Popoli, Florenz
Cast and Crew
  • Director Andreas Pichler
Original Languages

Italian

Production Company
FILMTANK GmbH
Lippmannstr. 53, 22769 Hamburg

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TASKOVSKI FILMS LTD.
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