DVD Release: The Salt of Life

DVD Release Date: Sept. 18, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99
Studio: Zeitgeist

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Gianni Di Gregorio is looking for love in The Salt of Life.

The latest comedy from Italian director/actor Gianni Di Gregorio, 2011’s The Salt of Life is a follow-up to Di Gregorio ‘s popular 2010 arthouse film Mid-August Lunch.

In The Salt of Life, Di Gregorio portrays the middle-aged retiree Gianni, who has become invisible to all the women of Rome, regardless of age or relation. In his day-to-day existence, Gianni must contend with an aristocratic, spendthrift mother (again played by Lunchʼs Valeria de Franciscis Bendoni); a wife who is more patronizing friend than romantic partner; an ambivalent, slacker daughter (played by Di Gregorioʼs real-life daughter); and a wild party-girl neighbor who uses him…as a dog walker. Watching his codger friends snare beautiful younger women, Gianni tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life—with results that are both funny and poignant.

Released in a limited run to theaters in 100+ U.S. markets beginning in March 2012, the movie rang up $320,000 at the domestic box office following a successful theatrical rollout in Europe.

Bonus features include 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, an interview with Gianni Di Gregorio, and the U.S. theatrical trailer.

Speaking of the trailer, here it is:

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