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Il bambino nascosto

Out of Competition

Director:
Roberto Andò
Production:
Bibi Film Tv (Angelo Barbagallo), Rai Cinema, Agat Films
Running Time:
110’
Language:
Italian, Neapolitan dialect
Country:
Italy, France
Main Cast:
Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Pirozzi, Lino Musella, Imma Villa, Sasà Striano, Tonino Taiuti, Gianfelice Imparato, Francesco Di Leva, Roberto Herlitzka
Screenplay:
Roberto Andò, Franco Marcoaldi
Cinematographer:
Maurizio Calvesi
Editor:
Esmeralda Calabria
Production Designer:
Giovanni Carluccio
Costume Designer:
Maria Rita Barbera
Sound:
Fulgenzio Ceccon
Visual Effects:
Chromatica
Note:from the novel "Il bambino nascosto" by Roberto Andò

Synopsis

Gabriele Santoro lives in a working-class district of Naples and is a professor at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella, where he teaches piano.
One morning, while he is shaving, the postman sounds the buzzer to tell him a parcel has arrived. He presses the button to open the door and, before going to pick it up, stops to wash his face. In that brief span of time, a ten-year-old child sneaks into his apartment and hides. “Il maestro”—that is what they call him in the neighborhood—will not discover him until late in the evening. When he does, he recognises the intruder as Ciro, a boy who lives with his parents and siblings in the attic of the same building. Asked to explain the reason for his flight, Ciro does not speak. Nonetheless, the maestro, acting on instinct, decides to let him hide out in his apartment, embarking on a singular, and tenacious, defiance of Ciro’s enemies.

Director’s Statement

A story set in Naples, in just a few square metres, those of the apartment in which a piano teacher keeps hidden a child he doesn’t know. A few metres in which the deep meaning of life and the possibility of loving and being loved are measured. The boy is the son of a camorrista, a mobster, and, as happens when childhood is denied, has not learned the ABC of feelings. The piano teacher is a quiet, cultured, solitary man. A man of hidden, secret passions. Music is his daemon, the gauge by which he measures everything. He will be faced with the task of the emotional weaning of a difficult child, a rebel. A risky undertaking into which, after initial hesitation, he will throw himself fully.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Angelo Barbagallo – Bibi Film Tv S.r.l,
Via Caio Mario 27
00192 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 065740141
segreteria@bibifilmtv.com
http://www.bibifilmtv.com

PRODUCTION 2: Rai Cinema
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0633179601
anna.pomara@raicinema.it
http://www.raicinema@rai.it

PRODUCTION 3: Agat Films CIE
52, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 53 36 32 32
courrier@agatafilms.com
http://www.agatfilmsetcie.com

WORLD SALES: Margherita Zocaro – Rai Com
Via Umberto Novaro 18
00195 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 06 33178244
margherita.zocaro@rai.it
http://www.raicom.rai.it

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Sonia Dichter – 01 Distribution
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0633179601
soniapisana.dichter@raicinema.it
http://www.01distribution.it

PRESS OFFICE: Anna Rita Peritore
Via del Mascherino 90
00193 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0668804737
Mob. +39 3483419167
annarita.peritore@yahoo.it

INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Genevieve Rabe - Rai Com
Via Umberto Novaro, 18
00195 - Roma, Italia
Mob. +393356944601
Mob. +33648877729
genevieve@genevieverabe.com
http://www.raicom.rai.it


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