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Tutti giu

Three adolescents in Italian-speaking Switzerland face different kinds of crossroads in "Tutti giu," an emo-oriented crisscrosser from tyro scribe-helmer Niccolo Castelli.

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With: Yanick Cohades, Lara Gut, Nicola Perot, Elena Aglaja Amado, Nicole Lechmann, Kevin Blaser, Yari Copt, Geri Hugo, Igor Fardin, Lena Lessing, Daniel Rohr. (Italian, French, German dialogue)

Three adolescents in Italian-speaking Switzerland face different kinds of crossroads in “Tutti giu,” an emo-oriented crisscrosser from tyro scribe-helmer Niccolo Castelli. But the searching stories — of a femme ski talent who faces constant pressure to perform, a solitary tagger who unexpectedly falls in love and a skateboarder with a heart condition — are only perfunctorily connected, except via a form of narrative sleight-of-hand so maudlin, it completely undercuts the hip-and-gritty tone of the rest of the film. Beyond Helvetia, ancillary looms.

Competitive speed skier Chiara (real-life slope champ Lara Gut), graffiti artist Edo (Nicola Perot) and half-pipe whiz Jullo (Yanick Cohades) all deal with their perceived loneliness and the responsibilities of encroaching adulthood. Even so, the screenplay by Castelli, Michael Sauter and Alessandro De Bon struggles to connect the teens’ tales beyond the major but predictable twist that leads to a severely overwrought ending, for which the helmer substitutes the pic’s otherwise pounding playlist choices with (of all things!) opera. Cohades is distractingly dubbed, though Gut is adequate, with Perot, as the “silent nomad,” the standout. Lenser Pietro Zuercher contrasts harsh lighting and enveloping darkness.

Tutti giu

Switzerland

Production: A Frenetic Films release of an Imagofilm presentation and production, in association with RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Produced by Villi Hermann. Co-producers, Giulia Fretta, Gabriella de Gara. Directed by Niccolo Castelli. Screenplay, Castelli, Michael Sauter, Alessandro De Bon.

Crew: Camera (color, HD), Pietro Zuercher; editor, Claudio Cea; music, Kovlo; production designer, Nevercrew, Paola Genni; costume designer, Laura Pennisi; sound, Sandro Hess; assistant director, Andrea Pagani. Reviewed at Locarno Film Festival (Filmmakers of the Present), Aug. 6, 2012. Running time: 101 MIN.

With: With: Yanick Cohades, Lara Gut, Nicola Perot, Elena Aglaja Amado, Nicole Lechmann, Kevin Blaser, Yari Copt, Geri Hugo, Igor Fardin, Lena Lessing, Daniel Rohr. (Italian, French, German dialogue)

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