Gasoline (Benzina)

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  85 min.
Release Date: August 15, 2003
DVD: November 25, 2003

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Cast: Maya Sansa, Regina Orioli, Mariella Valentini, Luigi Maria Burruano, Chiara Conti, Marco Quaglia, Pietro Ragusa


Benzina is the tenderly dramatic story of two young girls not much over twenty. The story evolves around Stella and Eleonora (nicknamed Lenni), a petrol pump, a snobby, super-bourgeois mother hovering threateningly over Lenni’s life, the two girls’ love affair and their desire to escape. Then, night time and an accident, or maybe a crime… the desperate escape, like an odyssey, with the cumbersome corpse of the mother to get rid of without being seen.

Two opposing lives to escape from: Lenni, blonde hair, a conventional bourgeois life; Stella, black hair, a chaotic life and no family.

Director: Monica Stambrini
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Galliano Iuso
Screenplay: Monica Stambrini, Elena Stancanelli, AnneRitte Ciccone

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