- Genre: Comedy, Family
- Seasons: 3
- Total episodes: 70x30'
- Original title: Belli Dentro
- Years: 2005-2007
Three women: Gonni (Geppi Cucciari), Lilli (Brunella Andreoli) and Iolanda (Alessandra Ierse); three men: Ciccio (Claudio Batta) Mariano (Stefano Chiodaroli) and Eugenio (Leonardo Manera), each with a different past behind them, a past which has brought them to co-habit together, to become “a family”… then there are the two guards (Tony Rucco and Maria Rossi), a gay spesino (Alessandro Fullin) and a nun (Pia Engleberth), protagonists together during the slowly passing days, in a place where time is plentiful, always available, but where the desire to live and continually play down the adversities of a life as convicts reign sovereign.
A fixed CCTV camera, placed where the window is, films the slow existence of the six inmates in two narrow cells, one female, the other male, 2 microcosmos placed in another microcosmos, which is the prison. In this paradoxical situation, the prison represents and exalts the qualities and defects of the outside world, becoming a metaphor, via real images filmed inside and outside San Vittore, the notoriously famous Italian prison located in Milan.
Approximately 25 minutes per episode, a pressing pace and biting quips: each time personal ups and down intersect, life stories lived sharing all, from the bedroom to the bathroom, with the tangible sensation that behind those walls reality has helped those individuals to once again find their smile, even if at time derisive and cutting, maybe so as to avoid going mad, maybe so as to get our desire to laugh at ourselves to return...
- Directed by: CHIARA TOSCHI
- Cast: GEPPI CUCCIARI, BRUNELLA ANDREOLI, ALESSANDRA IERSE, CLAUDIO BATTA, LEONARDO MANERA, STEFANO CHIODAROLI, MICHELE FORESTA, TONI RUCCO, MARIA ROSSI, PIA ENGLEBERTH, ALESSANDRO FULLIN, GIOVANNI PALLADINO
- HD: No
2006 - Telegrolle (Best Actress: Geppi Cuccciari)
2009 Rome Fiction fest (Best Sitcom)
- Available languages:
- All seasons
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