Take Me Away

Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Giampiero is the teenage son of a decaying family. He gets to know Romana, a girl of his age, and they fall for each other. The trouble is that Romana lives in a Romani settlement set up near the block where he lives. Now, the coexistence between the travelers and the sedentary population is not without problems, so much so that violence winds up erupting. On the other hand, Romana's father is forced, to honor a gambling debt, to sell his daughter to a traveling merry go round owner. Giampiero, then decides to go in search of Romana and to elope her, as they had promised to each other...
Director(s): Tonino Zangardi
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
90 min

Hi, Luciana.

...the painter!

I live there.

I know where you live,

I see you every day.

That's my house.

That's mine.


I'm good in every subject,

we can do

our homework together.

I'm good in Geography too.

I know all the capitals.

Know the capital

of the Philippines?

It's Quezon City.

You are smart.

Will they let you come over?


I gave you a discount.

It's one euro instead

of 1.20 for the cans.

The bottles 70 cents

instead of one euro.

- Your total is 52 euros.

- I can't.

- How about 50?

- All right.

Give me the money now.

I have an important meeting,

a half hour ago!

- Did they fix it?

- Yes.

Tony, my van isn't working right.

My mechanic is an idiot.

I'll pay you if you take a look at it.

No money, you're a friend.

Look at that van...

It's the belt.

It makes a funny noise.


did you hear about Othello?

No, what happened?

He was selling beer to the gypsies

and since they're mechanics

and something was wrong

with his van,

he asked them for help.

Not only did they fix it,

but they did it for free.

- That was nice.

- Right!

They totally emptied it out!

I don't know how much they got,

but it was a lot!

And he didn't realize it?

Who, that fool?

How could he,

even the kids were in on it.

They were showing him

the engine in front

while they cleaned out the back!

- I don't believe it.

- It's the truth.

Last time he told his mother

they stole his van,

but he really sold it

to pay off gambling debts.

That's Othello for you!

I know, but nobody wants

those gypsies around.

Italo's bar is getting signatures

to kick them out.

What do they do wrong?

It's not what they do,

it's what they are.

Do you like to live

over people

who don't have a toilet,

so they do it right in the street?

Come here,

I want to show you something.


I'll show you.

Sit down.

These are my keepsakes

from when I was a kid.

This is my grandmother,

she's dead now.

On my mother's side.

She's pretty.

This is my grandfather,

he fought the Germans.

This is when I was just born.

Okay, it's the wrong one.

That's my cousin,

she's older than me.

She's a nurse now.


this is your house.

And this is you

looking out the window.

I would see you

but didn't know who you were.

Wow, can I keep it?

- Yes.

- Write something here.

- What?

- Whatever you want.

All right.

To my friend, Romana...

She's very nice.

Here you are.

I read your note

that you were up here.

She's a friend from school,

we're doing homework together.

Hi, what's your name?

Her name's Romana.

What a pretty name!

Where do you live?

Next door.

- I can show you if you want.

- Okay.

So you live nearby.

Is that it?

I'm going to have

a house someday.

I have to go.

- Behave and be careful.

- All right.



it's an antique.

I always keep it with me,

you never know...

This has every place

in the world in it,

- even though I'll never go there.

- What's here?

- Nothing.

- Just the sea.

The sea!


- Have you been there?

- Yes.

- Is it nice?

- It's really nice!

- Can we go there?

- Sure.

- Do you promise?

- Yes.

- Really?

- Yes.

What do you think, Mom?

- Will it fall?

- It won't.

Can anyone help me?

Who would that 'anyone' be?

How about me?

Good morning, Madame.

- Well? How did it go?

- Take a guess.

I lost out and that's it.

The Carabinieri said

I can press charges

against unknown suspects.

But you wait,

I'll make those damn gypsies pay.


I have to ask you a favor.

What favor?

You need to pay me right away.

Come on, don't be like that.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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