Filmed in and around Lecce and Gallipoli, Mine vaganti is a 2010 film by Turkish-Italian film director and screenwriter Ferzan Özpetek.
The Cantones are a conservative family who own a pasta company in Lecce in Puglia. One of the two sons, Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio), returns from his studies in Rome and hopes to use a dinner with his family and the Brunettis, their business partners, to come out as gay.
He expects his father Vincenzo will want nothing to do with him and he will be free to pursue his dream of becoming a writer without any ties to the family business. Tommaso discusses his plan with his elder brother, Antonio (Alessandro Preziosi).
During dinner, just as Tommaso is about to share his news, Antonio interrupts and reveals that he himself is homosexual. Their father takes the news badly, has a minor heart attack and is admitted to hospital.
Rejecting his gay son, Vincenzo decides to place Tommaso in charge of the family business. Fearing it could now kill his father Tommaso changes his mind about coming out. Tommaso adapts to his new role but then his life is made more difficult when his boyfriend, Marco, and three other gay friends decide to visit him at his family home…
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