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La scuola cattolica

Out of Competition

Director:
Stefano Mordini
Production:
Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia, Picomedia
Running Time:
106’
Language:
Italian
Country:
Italy
Main Cast:
Benedetta Porcaroli, Giulio Pranno, Emanuele Maria Di Stefano, Giulio Fochetti, Leonardo Ragazzini, Alessandro Cantalini, Andrea Lintozzi, Guido Quaglione, Federica Torchetti, Luca Vergoni, Francesco Cavallo, Angelica Elli, Gianluca Guidi, Corrado Invernizzi, Beatrice Spata, Giulio Tropea, Fabrizio Gifuni, Fausto Russo Alesi, Valentina Cervi, Valeria Golino, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca
Screenplay:
Massimo Gaudioso, Luca Infascelli, Stefano Mordini
Cinematographer:
Luigi Martinucci
Editor:
Massimo Fiocchi, Michelangelo Garrone
Production Designer:
Paolo Bonfini
Costume Designer:
Grazia Materia
Music:
Andrea Guerra
Sound:
Francesco Liotard
Note:from the novel "La scuola cattolica" by Edoardo Albinati

Synopsis

In a residential district of Rome there is a well-known Catholic boy’s school where the offspring of the upper middle-class are educated. The families feel that in that setting their children will be able to grow up sheltered from the turmoil pervading society and that a strict education will fling the doors of a bright future wide for them. On the night between 29 and 30 September of 1975 something broke down and that fortress of irreprehensible values crumbled beneath the weight of one of the most heinous crimes of the period: the Circeo massacre. The culprits are in fact former students at that school. Edoardo, who attended the same school, tries to explain what triggered so much blind violence in those minds carried away by distorted political ideas and an irrepressible craving for dominance.

Director’s Statement

This film depicts the environment in which germinated the warped seed that was to produce one of the darkest episodes in Italy’s post-war history: the Circeo massacre. The young men who are the protagonists of this story have all received the same education. They are privileged, and their dark side takes shape in the recesses of a normal, upper middle-class life. Always behind the backs of parents who remained oblivious of everything, even of the hatred that their sons harboured for them. It would only be after the massacre that the parents in that district of Rome would ask themselves, looking at their own children, whether the seed of a monster might lurk within them too. This story, which starts some time earlier and concludes with the crime itself, turns on a question: has that society to which the young men who committed it belonged really come to terms with itself?

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia
Via Giacomo Puccini 6
00198 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 06448891
riccardo.mancini@warnerbros.com
http://www.warnerbors.it

PRODUCTION 2: Roberto Sessa – Picomedia S.r.l.
Piazza dei Martiri di Belfiore 4
00195 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 063234500
giuditta.iemma@picomedia.it
http://www.picomedia.it

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Warner Bros. Pictures
Via Giacomo Puccini 6
00198 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 06448891
riccardo.mancini@warnerbros.com
http://www.warnerbros.it

PRESS OFFICE 1: Riccardo Mancini – Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia S.r.l.
Via Giacomo Puccini 6
Mob. +39 3332491667
riccardo.mancini@warnerbros.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Manuela Cavallari – Fosforo
Via Nicolò Piccolomini 1
00165 – Roma, Italia
Mob. +39 3496891660
manuela.cavallari@fosforopress.com


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