Welcome Mr. President!

by Riccardo Milani

  • Film
  • Production year 2013
  • Length 100’ min.
  • Format 35mm


In a small mountain village lives a man with the famous name of Giuseppe Garibaldi, known by everybody as Peppino. He is an optimist who loves fishing, hanging around with friends and his temporary job at the local library. One day, due to a political error, something amazing happens: Peppino is mistakenly elected President of the Italian Republic. Pulled out from his quiet life, he has to play a role for which he is obviously inappropriate, but his common sense and his instinctive gestures are incredibly effective, except for what concerns the protocol, for which he gets in trouble. The inflexible and fascinating Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Janis Clementi, tries anxiously to prevent the unpredictable actions of the President. Peppino’s joyful madness, his humanity and his disarming honesty hit the institutions by surprise – especially in this time of crisis – winning over the disheartened country. However, conspiracies, diplomatic incidents and seedy political machinations loom on the horizon.


Director Riccardo Milani
Director of photography Saverio Guarna
Editor  Giogiò Franchini
Music Andrea Guerra
Production Designer Paola Comencini
Costume Designer Alberto Moretti
Direct Sound Recordist Adriano Di Lorenzo
Sound Designer Lilio Rosato
Assistant Director Francesco Capone
Casting Costa & Loreti
Line Manager Luca Bitterlin
Line Producer Viola Prestieri
Associate Producers Carlotta Calori
Producers Nicola Giuliano Francesca Cima
Produced by Indigo Film with Rai Cinema
In association with Morato Pane Spa
In association with Bnl – Gruppo Bnp Paribas
With the collaboration of Fip – Film Investimenti Piemonte
With the support of the Torino Piemonte Film Commission
Developed with the support of the Programma Media Dell’unione Europea
Distribution 01 Distribution


Claudio Bisio
Kasia Smutniak
Giuseppe Fiorello
Remo Girone
Massimo Popolizio
Cesare Bocci
Omero Antonutti
Michele Alhaique
Franco Ravera
Patrizio Rispo
con la partecipazione straordinaria di
Gianni Cavina
con la partecipazione di
Piera Degli Esposti


22Nd China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival
Award Best Actor (Claudio Bisio)
Efa - European Film Awards
Nomination European Comedy
Trailers Film Fest
Nomination Best Italian Trailer
Ciak d'Oro
Nomination Best Poster
Nomination Best Producer (Francesca Cima)
Nomination Best Producer (Nicola Giuliano)
Nastri d'Argento
Nomination Best Actress (Kasia Smutniak)
Nomination Best Comedy
Nomination Best Story (Fabio Bonifacci)


Bif&St – Bari International Film&Tv Festival
Icff Italian Contemporary Film Festival
San Diego Italian Film Festival
Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt
Rencontres du Cinéma Italien de Grenoble
Cinema Italian Style
Asti Film Festival
Festival International du Film de Comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez
Univerciné Cinéma Italien
Festival du Cinéma Italien de Bastia
Terra di Cinema - Festival de Tremblay-En-France
Panorama du Cinéma Européen
Festival del Cinema Italiano di Tokyo

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