The «CASA DI RIPOSO PER LA GENTE DI MARE» in Camegli (Italy) is a rather special Old People’s Home that offers retired sailors their last abode. These “flotsam and jettison” characters have been on the high scas for the greatest parts of their lives and now find themselves here aboard the ship taking them on their «final voyage». In the film GENTE DI MARE they reminisce about the trials and tribulations of their lives and the emotional bonds they have with the seemingly boundless ocean – the unquenchable source of symbolic meaning.

birdsnest_poster_150 Documentary, CH 1992, 76′, colour, 35mm

Director Bruno Moll

Original version: Italian