Gigi la Legge

The Adventures of Gigi the Law

  • Alessandro Comodin
  • Italy, France, Belgium
  • 2022
  • 102 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests, Focus: Around Masculinity

A sun-soaked portrait of local police officer Gigi, on his routine patrols in a small rural community in Italy where nothing much ever happens. But now there’s a macabre case to solve, because for the second time in a short period, someone has jumped in front of a train. Gigi—the filmmaker’s uncle—starts investigating.

It’s hard to reconcile the distressing suicides with this charming, flower-filled region of northern Italy, filmed in enchanting, vivid color. The camera follows Uncle Gigi as he drives around in the police car, chatting with various colleagues about local suspects, or about love—a subject that inspires them to burst into song on occasion.

Gigi, utterly contented with his lot, cruises past the wide expanse of fields, sunglasses on, his arm hanging loosely from the open window as he flirts with Paola, the new radio dispatcher—perhaps daydreaming of the secluded jungle of acacia trees in his back garden. Gigi’s neighbor is, unfortunately, less happy about this sprawling forest. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Locarno.


  • 102 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Italian
  • Subtitles in: English
Alessandro Comodin
Paolo Benzi for Okta Film
Pierre-Olivier Bardet / Idéale Audience, Hélène Le Cœur / Idéale Audience, Alice Lemaire / Michigan Films, Sébastien Andres / Michigan Films
Tristan Bordmann
João Nicolau

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Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests
Focus: Around Masculinity

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