Gasoline [Unrated] [DVD] [2002]

Package Description: "GASOLINE is the tender love story of two young women, Stella and Eleonora who are from opposite ends of the social spectrum. When the accidental death of Eleonora's mother occurs, the two women must flee and dispose of the body in order to stay together. GASOLINE is the directorial debut of Italian filmmaker Monica Stambrini, who also served as co-screenwriter, and stars Maya Sansa and Regina Orioli in the lead roles. An Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, the film has also been selected to screen at this year's Outfest."
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Two women on the run from the law soon find they have more than the cops to contend with in this feminist thriller from Italy. Eleonora (Mariella Valentini) learns that her daughter Lenni (Regina Orioli), a teenage runaway, is working at a run-down gas station in a small town, and decides to pay her a visit. Eleonora is quite surprised to discover that Lenni also happens to be involved in a lesbian relationship with Stella (Maya Sansa), a mechanic who runs the station. While glad to see her daughter, Eleonora makes no secret of her indignation, and after a heated argument Eleonora winds up dead. Lenni and Stella set out to find a safe place to hide the body, but, en route, they're trailed by three sexist toughs (Chiara Conti, Marco Quaglia, and Pietro Ragusa) whose childish taunting escalates into violence, forcing the women to fight fire with fire. As if they didn't have enough problems, Lenni and Stella must also contend with the spirit of Eleonora, who, even in death, will not keep her uncharitable opinions to herself. Benzina made its North American premier at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Maya Sansa
    Maya Sansa - Stella
  • Regina Orioli
    Regina Orioli - Lenni
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    Mariella Valentini - Madre di Eleonora
  • Luigi Maria Burruano
    Luigi Maria Burruano - Padre Gabriele
  • Chiara Conti
    Chiara Conti - Pippi
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