It all starts with an innocent question during a dinner party. “How many couples would split up if they checked each other’s phones?” This is followed by laughter, nervous fidgeting. Secrets? The couples don’t have any. No, really they don’t. Subsequently, the seven table companions decide to play a game. All the cell phones are placed on the table. Every incoming message or mail is read out loud. If a phone rings it has to be put on speaker. That’s bound to end badly, and it does, to great comedic effect in Perfetti sconosciuti. By the time the tiramisu is served, everyone’s secrets – minor and major – are out on the table.
Perfetti sconosciuti takes place on just a few square meters where a number of Italy’s best actors bicker, joke and cry through every imaginable emotion. The intelligently written script received an award at the Tribeca film festival. The Weinstein Company has already purchased the rights for an American remake.