Gasoline (Benzina)

...the lusty lovers are lovely... in the great Hitchcock tradition... a notable debut for director Monica Stambrini.
- Kim Linkein, EYE WEEKLY
Tautly acted... sexy and atmospheric.
- Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
Stambrini and her cinematographer, Fabio Cianchetti, give the proceedings a high-tech, energetic look that keeps the thrill and entertainment levels high.
- V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST


Benzina is the tenderly dramatic story of two young girls not much over twenty. The story evolves around Stella and Eleonora (nicknamed Lenni), a petrol pump, a snobby, super-bourgeois mother hovering threateningly over Lenni’s life, the two girls’ love affair and their desire to escape. Then, night time and an accident, or maybe a crime… the desperate escape, like an odyssey, with the cumbersome corpse of the mother to get rid of without being seen. Two opposing lives to escape from: Lenni, blonde hair, a conventional bourgeois life; Stella, black hair, a chaotic life and no family.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: Italian
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Durée: 85 min.
Année: 2001


Maya Sansa
Regina Orioli
Un film de
Monica Stambrini