un film de / a film by

Edoardo Winspeare

avec / with Gustavo Caputo, Antonio Carluccio, Claudio Giangreco, Celeste Casciaro & Davide Riso


In a small godforsaken town in southern Italy called Disperata, Filippo Pisanelli, the
melancholic mayor feels terribly inadequate in fulfilling his duties. The only glimpse of
light in the overall gloom is his love for poetry as well as for teaching literature to prison
inmates. That is where he meets Pati, a low-level criminal from the same town. Both Pati
and his brother Angiolino share the dream of becoming Mafia bosses. Their encounter with art, however, changes everyone, and an unusual friendship among the three leads them to make courageous decisions.

Italie  – 2017 – 1h50

Production : Saietta FIlm with Rai Cinema

International Sales : Intramovies


Venice Film Festival 2017 / Orizzonti