The Jewel

by Andrea Molaioli

  • Film
  • Production year 2011
  • Length 110’ min.
  • Format 35mm


A large food processing company spanning five continents, listed on the Stock Market, in constant expansion towards new markets and new sectors: what might be called a jewel. Its founder, Amanzio Rastelli, lord and master of the firm, has placed in the firm’s controlling positions, his closest relatives: his son, his niece, plus several tried and true managers – despite the fact their education level is no higher than that of an accountant. An inadequate management to face the challenges which the market poses. And, in fact, the group falls into debt. Deeper and deeper. It’s not enough to fake the books, pump the sales, find backing from politicians, saddle investors with risk through bolder and bolder creative financial operations… The chasm has become gigantic, ready to swallow everything.


Director Andrea Molaioli
Script Ludovica Rampoldi, Gabriele Romagnoli, Andrea Molaioli
Dop Luca Bigazzi
Editor Giogio’ Franchini
Art Director Alessandra Mura
Costume Designer Rossano Marchi
Music Teho Teardo
Music Publishing Indigo Film
Sound Recordist Mario Iaquone
Sound Editor Silvia Moraes
1St Ass.Director Cinzia Castania
Casting Director Annamaria Sambucco
Line Manager Luigi Lagrasta
Executive Producer Carlotta Calori, Viola Prestieri
Coproduced by Fabio Conversi
Produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
A Co-Production Indigo Film, Babe Films
In collaboration with Rai Cinema
In collaboration with Bim Distribuzione
With the support of  M.I.B.A.C.T. - Direzione Generale Per Il Cinema
With the support of  Eurimages
With the support of  Torino Piemonte Film Commission
With the partecipation of Canal+ E Cinecinema
Distribution Bim


Toni Servillo
Remo Girone
Sarah Felberbaum
Lino Guanciale
Fausto Maria Sciarappa
Lisa Galantini
Vanessa Compagnucci
Maurizio Marchetti
Igor Chernevich
Jay O. Sanders
Gianna Paola Scaffidi
Adriana De Guilmi
Alessandro Adriano
Roberto Sbaratto
Alessandro Signetto
e con
Renato Carpentieri


Bif&St – Bari International Film&Tv Festival Best Cinematography (Luca Bigazzi), Best Editing (Giogio' Franchini)
Biglietti d'Oro Anec Prize “Claudio Zanchi” (Sarah Felberbaum)
Venice International Film Festival "Guglielmo Biraghi" Award (Sarah Felberbaum)


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Festival des Films du Monde de Montreal
Annecy Cinema Italien
Vancouver International Film Festival
The Times BFI London Film Festival
Les Rendez-vous du Cinéma Italien
Italienska Filmfestivalen Stockholm
Haifa Intl. Film Festival
Festival du film Italien de Villerupt
Festival do Rio
Cinéalma-Festival Transméditerranée
Chicago International Film Festival
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival
Recontres du Cinéma Italien de Grenoble
Novi Sad Italian Film Festival
Mostra del cinema Italiano di Zagabria e Fiume
Recontres du Cinéma Italien à Toulouse
Istanbul'da Italyan Sinemasi Festivali
NICE New Italian Cinema Event New York-Seattle
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Whashington DC International Film Festival
CPH:PIX Copenhagen International Film Festival
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
BIF&ST-Bari International Film Festival

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