A young woman wakes up to find herself inside a garage. Its walls look harmless enough, like many such places in a big city, but now they seal her off from the world. Inside this cramped space, a running engine is releasing carbon monoxide, harmless enough, too, when the woman breathes it every day when out on the street, though she may not know she is, but not inside the garage. It's deadly in there. The woman's no different from most, with her job, her relationships and plans for the future; yet she, of all people, has had her freedom taken away, and just when she was on the brink of making big changes in her life. She's been locked in a garage by a total stranger who knows everything about her and her past. And, most important, about what she cares about most: her young daughter waiting for her to come home. He doesn't tell her why he’s done it, only how much time she has to save herself. "How free are we, really? A question that's often asked, but one we have a hard time answering. Because most of us lead quiet lives with a routine, in a comfort zone that keeps our fears at bay. But what if we suddenly lost control of our lives, and someone else was in charge?" [Giacomo Lesina]
Giacomo Lesina (1950, Genoa), graduated with a degree in political science and then started working in film as first assistant director on numerous films, including L'Amore in Italia by Luigi Comencini; Vacanze di Natale, Amarsi un po', Vacanze in America and Nothing Underneath by Carlo Vanzina; Scuola di ladri and Fantozzi va in pensione by Neri Parenti; The Comfort of Strangers by Paul Schrader; Il commissario Sarti by Giulio Questi; El Alamein - The Line of Fire by Enzo Monteleone and Flying Lessons by Francesca Archibugi. As a director he has worked on the television program Medicina 33 and directed a number of other series or TV movies, including Don Matteo 6, La freccia nera, and Era mio fratello. In the Box is Lesina’s feature directorial debut.
2014 In the box
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