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Netflix has released the trailer and set the global premiere date for its new Italian film, the comedy Rose Island.

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Rose Island (L’isola delle Rose) — Photo courtesy of Netflix © 2020

Judging by the trailer, Rose Island (L’incredibile storia de l’isola delle rose, or L’isola delle rose for short) looks to be a fun and feel-good film (which, quite frankly, many of us could use roundabout now).

Set in the late ’60s, Rose Island is based on the true story of Giorgio Rosa, a gifted yet misunderstood engineer. The poor man has hit rock bottom, what with being fired from his job and being ditched by the love of his life after he inadvertently gets them arrested. Even his parents aren’t speaking to him. What’s a talented and idealistic guy to do?

Build his own island in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Rimini, that’s what.

It’s the Swinging Sixties, man, and Giorgio is sick of the stuffy rules of Italian society. So in 1968, he and a team of revolutionaries and outcasts, in embodying the dreams and aspirations of their generation, found the Republic of Rose Island, declare independence, and appoint Giorgio the President of the new micronation.

Giorgio’s man-made island nation draws the world’s attention, which naturally includes that of the Italian Prime Minister. As he declares Rose Island Italy’s Enemy Number One, the values and resilience of the islanders are tested.

Elio Germano (The Man Without Gravity) stars as Giorgio, along with Leonardo Lidi (Lessons of Love), Matilda De Angelis (The Undoing), Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones), François Cluzet (The Intouchables), and Luca Zingaretti (Detective Montalbano) as Prime Minister Giovanni Leone.

The two-hour comedy is directed by Sydney Sibilia (“I Can Quit Whenever I Want” trilogy) and produced by Grøenlandia (The First King).

Rose Island, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, December 9, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)


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Rose Island: Global Premiere Date Set for Italian Netflix Comedy Film
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