Beautiful Things
  • Country/Area of ProductionItaly
  • Language of DialogueEnglish, German, Tagalog, Italian
  • Runtime93 min
  • DirectorGiorgio Ferrero
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerFederico Biasin

Van is a floorhand, the maintenance man on an oil rig. He works in the desert, at a large oilfield in Texas. Danilo is the chief engineer of a freighter. He spends all his days in the heart of the vessel where a humongous engine resides. Andrea is a scientist. He has lived his whole life between mathematical formulae and the silence of the anechoic chamber. Vito has spent half of his life looking after slot machines. Today he is in charge of an immense reinforced-concrete pit for waste.

These men, unwittingly, provide the basis for the whole sequence of creation, transport, marketing and destruction of the objects that feed our bulimic lifestyle.