Li and the Poet (2010)

Li and the Poet
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords culture, survival, workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
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Sara Zavarise Editor n/a 172 7000001
Francesca Feder Producer n/a 3 3000001
Andrea Segre Director n/a 2 2000001
Roberto Citran Actor n/a 1 1000002
Marco Paolini Actor n/a 1 1000003
Rade Serbedzija Actor n/a 1 1000004
Zhao Tao Actor n/a 1 1000005
Giuseppe Battiston Actor n/a 1 1000001
Chinese illegal immigrant Shun Li works in a textile factory in the suburbs of Rome in order to secure her papers and enable her eight-year-old son to come to Italy. She then moves to Chioggia, a small city-island in the Venetian lagoon, to work as a waitress in a pub. An old Slavic fisherman named Bepi, nicknamed "the Poet", has been a regular at the pub for years. He desperately grapples with the economic and social changes the region is going through. Soon, a friendship develops between Shun Li and Bepi which helps them both cope with their various struggles. However, their relationship ends up upsetting both the Chinese and local communities.