2008, Thu, Jul 17

Gente di Mare

D: Bruno Moll

Gente die Mare | © 2001 by T&C Film AG. All rights reserved.

Gente die Mare | © 2001 by T&C Film AG. All rights reserved.

Documentary, Switzerland 1992, colour, 76 min, German subtitles

‘You choose the sea out of love. Being a sailor is more than just a job,’ says Amico, who has spent two-thirds of his life as Maître de Cabine on cruises. He now lives in the Casa di Riposo per la Gente di Mare, a home for retired seamen. In this film, Amico and ex-captain Achille, Chef de Service a.D. Dedola, a former ship musician, Pagan, and ex-engineer de Stefano tell impressive stories based their many years of experiences on the seven seas: of sacrifices and passion, and of the incredible sensation of infinity.