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Directed by Monica Stambrini
Produced by Galliano Juso
Written by Anne Riitta Ciccone
Monica Stambrini
Elena Stancanelli
Starring Maya Sansa
Regina Orioli
Music by Massimo Zamboni
Cinematography Fabio Cianchetti
Editing by Paola Freddi
Distributed by Strand Releasing (USA)
Release date(s) Italy: November 20, 2001
Canada: September 12, 2002
USA: May 4, 2003
UK: November 14, 2003
Ireland: July 30, 2004
Running time 90 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Gross revenue $4,307 (USA sub total)

Gasoline (Italian: Benzina) is a 2001 Italian crime film directed by Monica Stambrini. It is based on a novel by Elena Stancanelli.[1]



A young lesbian couple, Stella and Lenni, go on the run after the accidental death of Lenni's mother.


  • Maya Sansa as Stella
  • Regina Orioli as Lenni
  • Mariella Valentini as Madre di Eleonora
  • Luigi Maria Burruano as Padre Gabriele
  • Chiara Conti as Pippi
  • Marco Quaglia as Sandro
  • Pietro Ragusa as Filippo


Gasoline was nominated for the Prize of the City of Torino at the 2001 Torino International Festival of Young Cinema and the Outstanding Film award at the 2004 GLAAD Media Awards.[2]

Kevin Thomas, writing for the Los Angeles Times praised the lead actors but said the film was "too derivative and sensational for its own sake to work."[3]


  1. ^ Cockrell, Eddie (2002-09-26), "Gasoline Review", Variety,, retrieved 2009-08-20  
  2. ^ "Nominees for the 15th Annual GLAAD Media Awards". GLAAD. 2003-12-08. Retrieved 2009-08-20.  
  3. ^ Thomas, Kevin (2003-08-29), "'Gasoline' — Movie Review", Los Angeles Times,,2,830075.story, retrieved 2009-08-20  

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