The Perfect Life (La vita facile)


Year: 2011
Country: ITALY
Run Time: 102 minutes

A charming Italian comedy with an unexpected twist, THE PERFECT LIFE follows the love triangle of two contradictory doctors with a shared past and the woman they fight over. Luca is a down-to-earth humanitarian physician who left Italy nine years earlier to start a small hospital in a remote Kenyan village. Without proper funding or staffing, he has learned to do without and has adjusted to a more basic way of life. Mario, a rich and successful surgeon, is a long-time acquaintance of Luca's, as is Mario's beautiful and spoiled wife Ginevra. When Mario unwillingly travels to Kenya to aid Luca at his hospital, he is thrust into an unknown world and struggles to overcome culture shock after culture shock. Just as the two doctors begin to resolve their issues and see eye to eye, Ginevra shows up to stir the pot. Through flashbacks the history of these three is revealed, along with the many secrets each is keeping from the others. With a tremendously charismatic cast and amusing script, this story is sure to both captivate and surprise you. (In Italian with subtitles) – M.M.

Lucio Pellegrini

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Lucio Pellegrini was born in Asti, Italy and formerly worked in television with companies such as MTV, RAI, and Mediaset until he made his feature debut "Let's Mambo!" (1999). Since then he has become an award-winning director of Italian comedies and documentaries.

Select Filmography
"Let's Mambo!" (1999), "Tandem" (2000), "Now or Never" (2006), "Unlikely Revolutionaries" (2010), THE PERFECT LIFE (2011)

Print Source

Raffaella Di Giulio
Viale Gorizia, 19
Rome 00198

Phone: +39 06 85218
Fax: +39 06 85218

Community Partner

Italian Cultural Garden Foundation

Media Partner

La Gazzetta Italiana

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