C-Side Award @ 21st Visions du Réel
Best Italian Documentary @ 55th Festival dei Popoli Florence
Italia Doc Award @ 33rd Bellaria Film Festival
Audience Award and Stadion Video Award @ Doc/It Award
56th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
59th Seminci Valladolid

SmoKings
dir. Michele Fornasero – 90 min. – documentary
Italy/Switzerland, 2014

SOUNDTRACK

℗ 2014 Great Temptation

CREDITS

Director: Michele Fornasero
Production: Indyca, Ventura Film, Majade Filmproduktion
Producer: Simone Catania
With: Carlo Messina, Gianpaolo Messina

SYNOPSIS

After selling cigarettes from the “grey” market online – and becoming considerably wealthy – the Messina brothers are being pursued by multinationals from the tobacco industry. Far from being intimidated by their threats, they are building a factory in Italy to produce their own brand. A gangster film whose reckless characters are not without humour.