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Ma che ci faccio qui!
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Ma che ci faccio qui! (What the Hell am I Doing Here?) is the story of 18-year-old Alessio (Daniele De Angelis), who has plans to go around Europe with his friends at the end of his last year of high school, but he fails to graduate and his parents make him stay home. He takes things into his own hands, buys a motorcycle, and sets out to meet up with his friends. Things go sideways, though, and he gets stuck on Lazio's coast doing menial work that does, however, lead to interesting encounters and even romance. Inspired by Bruce Chatwin's book What Am I Doing Here, the film is directed by Francesco Amato.

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Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

It's the last day of school and Alessio, together with two buddies, set off the alarm for a bomb at school in order to throw water balloons at everyone. The three friends are planning a trip around Europe by train. First rule: There are no rules.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio flunks out and his parents aren't letting him go on the trip he's been planning for a year. He decides to take things into his own hands.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Wanting to rest, Alessio finds an old kayak on the beach and falls asleep in it. What could possibly happen?

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio is stuck at the beach because his scooter has a flat tire. In order to get it fixed he looks for work at the beach club where he had fallen asleep the night before.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

At the end of his day's work, Alessio wrecks the truck he'd loaded, and has to stay on at the beach club for ten more days of work to pay for the damages.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

At the beach club Alessio does a little of everything: he waits tables, leads an exercise session on the beach, and takes care of the deliveries. He also meets someone!

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

After a long day's work, Alessio is invited to eat dinner with his hosts, but he soon realizes that there's a lot of tension in the air.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Martina has left her room and is staying in a tent on the beach near the shack where Alessio sleeps. Alessio has a surprise encounter on the beach with the nice lady he'd met once before.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio is getting tired of being treated like a slave by Tonino, and tries in vain to rebel. He lets off steam to Martina who understands all too well.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Taking care of Saverio has fallen to his zio (uncle), Alessio's mean boss. After being treated badly for the umpteenth time, Alessio decides to grab his backpack...

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio hasn't given up trying to get to Obuda, but although he manages to find a train station and a train, things aren't so simple.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

At the train station where Alessio had been kicked off the train, the police officer tells Alessio to call home to get picked up. Alessio does make a phone call, and he does get picked up, but not by his parents!

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Encouraged by the woman who took him home with her, Alessio phones his mother and leaves a message. He then relaxes, and even falls asleep, but gets a rude awakening!

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio resumes his trip, heading for the train station, but on the way, he runs into none other than his former boss, Antonino from the beach club.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio discovers why Tonino was so upset. The beach club is in danger of being demolished.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio is back at the beach club and shares a bed with Tonino's daughter, Martina. Once again he goes to the train station to meet up with his friends in Amsterdam...

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 17

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio has a very creative idea for saving the beach club. Tonino is skeptical, but gradually warms to the idea.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 18

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio invites everyone he knows to the party at the Serenella beach club, and asks Martina to invite her friends, too, but she's not thrilled about that...

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 19

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessio and Martina, while working on the renovations of the beach club, start fooling around and making faces at each other. They're clearly having fun until Alessio goes one step further...

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 20

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The party is on. Dancing, flirtation, watermelon contests... Alessio can't find Martina, but when he finally does, he's speechless...

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 21

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

As luck would have it, the town councilman, for whom the whole party was created, isn't coming. Alessio and Martina have some time to themselves...

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 22

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Tonino locks himself in with Saverio, holding him hostage, and threatening Saverio's father, the councilman.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 23

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The police take Tonino back to the beach club where Martina and Corinne are taking down the beach umbrellas. The season's over. Alessio is watching and thinking.

Ma che ci faccio qui! - Un film di Francesco Amato - Part 24

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Finally, the long awaited ending to the film. Enjoy! The song, "California," is by Gianna Nannini.

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