Contromano (Bike Repair Shop)

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 7:40
Director: Stefano Gabbiani
Rating: NR
Running Time: 73 minutes
Country: Italy
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Synopsis: Directed by Stefano Gabbiani, as Turin emerges from an era of automobile industry (Fiat), the owners of two bicycle repair shops benefit form the city’s newfound interest in cycling – and recycling. One repairman rose from homelessness to find love and success, and faces the day’s challenges with an acerbic (and often obscene) sense of humor; the other sees the “protocol” of his work as an extension of his study of philosophy, and takes on troubled youths as apprentices. Both evince the power of the bike as a tool of transformation: for the climate, for cities, and for the lives of individuals. Italy, Documentary, 73 minutes.