The Place

Directed by Paolo Genovese
True Colours
2017
105 Minutes
Italy
Italian
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Not Rated
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The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them. An adaptation of the 2010 American TV series, The Booth at the End.

  • Highest Rating
    "This thought-provoking story about the limits of human morality raises questions about how far people will go to get what they want. "
    Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
  • Highest Rating
    "Following the overwhelming success of Perfect Strangers, Paolo Genovese was in a position to do something daring and that he did, pulling an ambitious and metaphorical film out of his hat."
    Vittoria Scarpa, Cineuropa
  • Highest Rating
    "The Place is not exactly a thriller per se, but it turns a couple of twists that are real game-changers. The Place ... is a prime example of super-slick, ultra-grabby filmmaking. Very highly recommended."
    J.B. Spins

Awards & Recognition

Winner
Best Cinematography
Golden Globes, Italy
Nominated
5 Awards including Best Actor
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
Nominated
8 Awards including Best Director
David di Donatello Awards
Official Selection
Open Roads - New Italian Cinema