After the India of Varanasi’s boatmen, the American desert of the dropouts, and the Mexico of the killers of drugtrade, Gianfranco Rosi has decided to tell the tale of a part of his own country, roaming and filming for over two years in a minivan on Rome’s giant ring road—the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or GRA—to discover the invisible worlds and possible futures harbored in this area of constant turmoil. Elusive characters and fleeting apparitions emerge from the background of the winding zone: a nobleman from the Piemonte region and his college student daughter sharing a one-room efficiency in a modern apartment building along the GRA.
- Year: 2013
- Country: France, Italy
- Genre: Documentary
- Studio: DOCLAB, La Femme Endormie, MiC, Regione Lazio, Finanziaria Laziale di Sviluppo (FILAS), Roma Lazio Film Commission, CNC, RAI
- Keyword: society, environment
- Director: Gianfranco Rosi
- Cast: Roberto Giuliani, Franceso De Santis, Paolo Regis, Amelia Regis, Principe Filippo Pellegrini, Cesare Bergamini