11/19/2020 05:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Italy 2019 85 min Italian original version with German and English subtitles

by Davide Maldi

Script: Davide Maldi, DoP: Davide Maldi, Editor: Enrica Gatto, Music: Chiara Lee, Freddie Murphy, Production: Invisible Film, L’Altauro, Red House Produzioni, Producers: Davide Maldi, Fabio Scamoni, with: Luca Tufano, Mario Burlone, Lorenzo Carpani, Enrico Colombini

In their green blazers, all in a row, haircuts precisely styled down to the millimetre, stand the trainees in Davide Maldi’s second documentary film treating adolescence. The hotel business demands strict etiquette and accuracy from them – but the boys repeatedly tumble out of their roles. Luca in particular has trouble devoting his full attention to wine tasting or the painstaking art of fileting a pineapple.

“L’APPRENDISTATO is also a witty, entertaining pic. The constantly fidgeting Luca with his expressionless defiance becomes the trademark joke of this endearing film that hints at future accomplishments for Maldi in the vast grey-area of docu-fiction.” (

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Davide Maldi was born in Rome in 1983. He graduated from the Roman School of Comics and began working as an illustrator and storyboard artist for cinema. He attended the Faculty of Performing Arts and Sciences at La Sapienza in Rome. Since 2001, he has worked as a director producing documentaries and social research works; he also collaborates with experimental theater companies and works for visual art projects. In 2014, his first feature film, FRASTUONO, was presented at the Torino Film Festival. In 2017, he founded “L’Altauro”, a cultural association with the aim of developing and producing cinematographic works and artistic projects.

Filmography (selection): 2011 SUL FIUME, 2014 FRASTUONO, 2019 THE YOUNG OBSERVANT

Davide Maldi