Good fortune literally falls out of the sky in Pizzicata, set in southern Italy in 1943. A handsome Italian-American soldier named Tony Marciano is forced to parachute into rural Italy, near the place where he was born. He falls into the midst of a family including a beautiful, lonely young woman named Cosima. (...) Pizzicata makes the connection between emigration and war as two reasons that so many men in the region are missing. "America to us is pain", says Carmine. "It takes away our sons, like the war." Thus there is something gratifying in the ease with which Tony slips back into the gentle ways of his homeland, finding respite so easily.
(Janet Maslin, New York Times)

Director's Biography
Edoardo Winspeare – Film Selection: La vita in commune
 (The Ark of Disperata, 2017) — In grazia di Dio (Quiet Bliss, 2014) — Sotto il celio azzurro
 (A School with a View, 2009, doc) — Galantuomini (Brave Men, 2008) — Il Cammino (The Journey, 2004, short) — Il miracolo 
(The Miracle, 2003) — Sangue Vivo
(Live Blood, 2000) — Pizzicata (1996) — L’ultimo Gattopardo (1991, doc) — San Paolo e la Tarantola (1990, doc) — Una breve storia di una toilette (A Toilette’s Short Story, 1989, short)
Tribute · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2018
Edoardo Winspeare
Italy / Germany 1996
91 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Edoardo Winspeare
Cinematography Paolo Carnera
Editing Carlotta Cristiani
Sound/Sounddesign Dieter Desinger, Jérome Harlay, Giuseppe Napoli
Music Aldo Nichil, Officina Zoè
With Cosimo Cinieri, Ines D’Ambrosio, Anna Dimitri, Chiara Torelli
Producer(s) Dieter Horres, Edoardo Winspeare
Classic, Horres Film, Süddeutscher Rundfunk
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Edinburgh Film Festival 1996Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Edinburgh Film Festival 1996