Jesmark works as a fisherman in Malta and risks everything to ensure a stable life for his wife and newborn son. He is pressured by tight finances, obligations in the family, a shrinking fish population and widespread corruption. This is a man who has to make some tough choices, which contradicts his philosophy of life, when it suddenly affects his future. How much does he have to sacrifice and how far will he go?

This is a film about Malta, filmed in Malta and with Maltese people in the roles. Many of them are real fishermen and amateur actors, which emphasizes the credibility and neo-realism of this work. Luzzu balances between fiction and truth, and the result is a striking depiction of culture and a proud heritage in the face of EU restrictions. Between traditions and bureaucracy.

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  • Director
    Alex Camilleri
  • Producer
    Rebecca Anastasi, Ramin Bahrani, Alex Camilleri, Josephine Camilleri, Michael Camilleri
  • Writers
    Alex Camilleri
  • Photo
    Léo Lefèvre
  • Actors
    Jesmark Scicluna
  • Playtime
    1 h 34 min
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  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Distributor
    Mer Film