Li and the Poet | 2010

Drama, Foreign
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 ...more

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Aeternam Films

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Jolefilm

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Synopsis

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.

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