fbpx Biennale Cinema 2019 | Il sindaco del Rione Sanità (The Mayor of Rione Sanità)
La Biennale di Venezia

Your are here

Cinema

Il sindaco del Rione Sanità (The Mayor of Rione Sanità)

Venezia 76 Competition

Director:
Mario Martone
Production:
Indigo Film (Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori), Rai Cinema, Malìa (Alessandra Acciai, Giorgio Magliulo, Roberto Lombardi)
Running Time:
118’
Language:
Neapolitan dialect, Italian
Country:
Italy
Main Cast:
Francesco Di Leva, Massimiliano Gallo, Roberto De Francesco, Adriano Pantaleo, Daniela Ioia, Giuseppe Gaudino
Screenplay:
Mario Martone, Ippolita di Majo
Cinematographer:
Ferran Paredes Rubio
Editor:
Jacopo Quadri
Production Designer:
Carmine Guarino
Costume Designer:
Giovanna Napolitano
Music:
Ralph P
Sound:
Maurizio Argentieri, Silvia Moraes
Visual Effects:
Rodolfo Migliari
Notes:
from the play Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità by Eduardo De Filippo

Synopsis

Antonio Barracano, a uomo d’onore who is able to distinguish between decent people and swine, is The Mayor of the Rione Sanità. With his charismatic influence and the help of his friend the doctor he dispenses justice according to his own lights, outside the law and with impartiality. Those who are good go to Heaven and those who are not go to Don Antonio, that is the rule. When Rafiluccio Santaniello, the baker’s son, presents himself in desperation, determined to kill his father, Don Antonio recognises in the young man the same thirst for revenge that had obsessed him in his youth and then changed him forever. The Mayor decides to intervene to reconcile father and son and save them both. Eduardo De Filippo’s play Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità has been turned into a movie of great topicality, able to speak of the eternal struggle between good and evil.

Director’s Statement

Eduardo De Filippo’s Mayor, Antonio Barracano, is seventy-five years old, mine is half that. Such a marked shift in the age of the protagonist allows Eduardo’s great script to be put to the test of the contemporary world (nowadays the bosses of the Camorra are very young) and read from a new perspective.
Don’t expect the illusions of the old Barracano, born in the nineteenth century, which still allowed him to mark out moral boundaries: here what emerges is a ferocious, ambiguous and sorrowful humanity, in which good and evil confront one another in every character and the two cities of which people have always spoken in Naples (the law-abiding and the criminal) take each other on in a surprising match.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori – Indigo Film
Via Torino 135
00184 – Roma, Italy
Tel. + 390677250255
info@indigofilm.it

PRODUCTION 2: RAI CINEMA
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italy
Tel. + 390633179601
bianca.giordano@raicinema.it
http://www.raicinema.rai.it

PRODUCTION 3: ALESSANDRA ACCIAI,GIORGIO MAGLIULO,ROBERTO LOMBARDI - MALÌA SRL
Lungotevere Ripa 3/B
00153 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +390695061824
Tel. + 393287280246
info@maliafilm.it
http://www.maliafilm.it

WORLD SALES: Rossi Catia - TRUE COLOURS
Largo Italo Gemini 1
00161 – Roma, Italy
Tel. + 390637352334
Mob. + 393465125862
catia@truecolours.it
http://www.truecolours.it

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Roddi Diana – Nexo Digital
Piazza Cadorna 15
20123 – Milano, Italy
Tel. + 39028051633
info@nexodigital.it
http://www.nexodigital.it

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Manuela Cavallari – FOSFORO
Via Nicolò Piccolomini 1
00165 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0683795469
Manuela.cavallari@fosforopress.com

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE: Claudia Tomassini + Associates - International Film Publicity
Saarbrücker Str 24
10405 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. + 491732055794
claudia@claudiatomassini.com


Share this page on

Biennale Cinema
Biennale Cinema