Benzina / Gasoline

A FILM BY Monica Stambrini

...the lusty lovers are lovely... in the great Hitchcock tradition... a notable debut for director Monica Stambrini.
-Kim Linkein,EYE WEEKLY
Tautly acted... sexy and atmospheric.
-Stephen Holden,NEW YORK TIMES
Stambrini and her cinematographer, Fabio Cianchetti, give the proceedings a high-tech, energetic look that keeps the thrill and entertainment levels high.
-V.A. Musetto,NEW YORK POST

Synopsis

Benzina is the tenderly dramatic story of two young girls not much over twenty. The story evolves around Stella and Eleonora (nicknamed Lenni), a petrol pump, a snobby, super-bourgeois mother hovering threateningly over Lenni’s life, the two girls’ love affair and their desire to escape. Then, night time and an accident, or maybe a crime… the desperate escape, like an odyssey, with the cumbersome corpse of the mother to get rid of without being seen. Two opposing lives to escape from: Lenni, blonde hair, a conventional bourgeois life; Stella, black hair, a chaotic life and no family.

Release Date

Original Languages: Italian
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 85 min.
Year: 2001

CREDITS

CAST
Maya Sansa
Regina Orioli
DIRECTED BY
Monica Stambrini