Bocce in Italy

A documentary by Reinhild Dettmer-Finke and Verena Knümann

SWR 2001, 30 min., Italy

“A game of Bocce and a ration of milk for the children”, that was the Northern Italian manufacturers’ secret recipe for keeping the workers in a good mood. Through appealing images, the film tells the story of Italy’s traditional Bocce game whose beginnings took place in early industrial Piedmont. A film from the series SPIELE DER WELT (Games of the World).


Cinematographer: Burkhard Kreisel

Sound: Christain Zecha

Editor: Chris Rapp

Commissioning Editor: Monika Buscher