LO SCAMBIO

by Salvo Cuccia
NAMELESS AUTHORITY - LO SCAMBIO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2015

Length: 93'

33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Palermo, 1995. A couple begins an unusual day. She is forty years old and tormented by thoughts of the children she never had; he is a police commissioner dedicated to his job. He has a driver who takes him everywhere, even to interrogate a boy who knew the two victims of a murder. Faces, bodies and situations alternate between the world of the woman, that of a child who has been kidnapped by the mafia, and that of the boy under interrogation. Then everything evolves and the situation precipitates, revealing the outlines of a story that will affect them all.

Director

Salvo Cuccia

Salvo Cuccia

Salvo Cuccia (Palermo, Italy, 1960), film director and visual artist, combines in his eclectic experimentation video art, fiction and new forms of the documentary. He has created many works, including fictional videos and shorts, performances, video installations and documentaries, some of them for the RAI culture and art programs La storia siamo noi and Magazzini Einstein. His works have been shown at numerous festivals, from Locarno to the Festival dei popoli, from Turin to Mumbai. In 2005 Martin Scorsese presented his documentary Détour De Seta at Tribeca Film Festival and at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. His documentary film Summer 82: When Zappa Came to Sicily was screened at Venice in 2013. Lo scambio is his first feature film.

Filmography:
Il Baglio (cm, doc., 1986), Sul restauro dei libri antichi (cm, doc., 1993), Raoul not making (cm, doc., 1994), Angelica (cm, doc., 1995), Il tempo di Vittorio De Seta (cm, doc., 1995), La cena informale (cm, 1998), Isola delle femmine (cm, doc., 1999), L’ultima tonnara (cm, doc., 2001), Il Kyrenia (cm, doc., 2002), Renato Guttuso, dal fronte nuovo all’autobiografia (mm, doc., 2004), Oltre Selinunte (doc., 2006), Rockarberesh (mm, doc., 2007), Cronache di mafia (mm, doc., 2008), Vucciria (cm, doc., 2011), Il senso della libertà (cm, doc., 2012), Relitti (cm, doc., 2012), A Menfi. Sulle tracce di Buscemi (cm, doc., 2013), Paladino in piazza (cm, doc., 2013), Hippie Sicily (mm, doc., 2014), Il soldato innamorato (mm, doc., 2015). 

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Salvo Cuccia
soggetto/story
Salvo Cuccia, Marco Alessi
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Salvo Cuccia, Marco Alessi, Alfonso Sabella, Federica Cuccia
fotografia/cinematography
Clarissa Cappellani
montaggio/film editing
Letizia Caudullo
scenografia/production design
Marcello Di Carlo
costumi/costume design
Samuela Cirrone
musica/music
Domenico Sciajno
suono/sound
Luca Bertolin
interpreti/cast
Filippo Luna, Barbara Tabita, Paolo Briguglia, Maziar Farouzi, Vincenzo Pirrotta, Tommaso Caporrimo, Sergio Vespertino, Maurizio Maiorana
produttori/producers
Eleonora Cordaro, Gianluca Fernandez
produzione/production
Abra&Cadabra
coproduttori/coproducers
Francesco Galvagno, Michael Sevholt, Marco Alessi

contatti/contacts

Salvo Cuccia
salvocuccia@hotmail.com

Director statement

“I wanted to make a movie about a crime that really happened, but that was more than just the account of a news report of the time. I was interested in exploring the nature of the characters and the situations, in order to bring out a drama that stood on its own feet, above and beyond the actual facts, since the starting elements were very strong and the cause and effect relationships were evident. I also wanted to go in the direction of a dark story, in which the appearances reveal cracks that becoming increasingly evident in a game of disclosures.”

Synopsis Learn more

Palermo, 1995. A couple begins an unusual day. She is forty years old and tormented by thoughts of the children she never had; he is a police commissioner dedicated to his job. He has a driver who takes him everywhere, even to interrogate a boy who knew the two victims of a murder. Faces, bodies and situations alternate between the world of the woman, that of a child who has been kidnapped by the mafia, and that of the boy under interrogation. Then everything evolves and the situation precipitates, revealing the outlines of a story that will affect them all.

Director All about direction

Salvo Cuccia

Salvo Cuccia

Salvo Cuccia (Palermo, Italy, 1960), film director and visual artist, combines in his eclectic experimentation video art, fiction and new forms of the documentary. He has created many works, including fictional videos and shorts, performances, video installations and documentaries, some of them for the RAI culture and art programs La storia siamo noi and Magazzini Einstein. His works have been shown at numerous festivals, from Locarno to the Festival dei popoli, from Turin to Mumbai. In 2005 Martin Scorsese presented his documentary Détour De Seta at Tribeca Film Festival and at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. His documentary film Summer 82: When Zappa Came to Sicily was screened at Venice in 2013. Lo scambio is his first feature film.

Filmography:
Il Baglio (cm, doc., 1986), Sul restauro dei libri antichi (cm, doc., 1993), Raoul not making (cm, doc., 1994), Angelica (cm, doc., 1995), Il tempo di Vittorio De Seta (cm, doc., 1995), La cena informale (cm, 1998), Isola delle femmine (cm, doc., 1999), L’ultima tonnara (cm, doc., 2001), Il Kyrenia (cm, doc., 2002), Renato Guttuso, dal fronte nuovo all’autobiografia (mm, doc., 2004), Oltre Selinunte (doc., 2006), Rockarberesh (mm, doc., 2007), Cronache di mafia (mm, doc., 2008), Vucciria (cm, doc., 2011), Il senso della libertà (cm, doc., 2012), Relitti (cm, doc., 2012), A Menfi. Sulle tracce di Buscemi (cm, doc., 2013), Paladino in piazza (cm, doc., 2013), Hippie Sicily (mm, doc., 2014), Il soldato innamorato (mm, doc., 2015). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Salvo Cuccia
soggetto/story
Salvo Cuccia, Marco Alessi
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Salvo Cuccia, Marco Alessi, Alfonso Sabella, Federica Cuccia
fotografia/cinematography
Clarissa Cappellani
montaggio/film editing
Letizia Caudullo
scenografia/production design
Marcello Di Carlo
costumi/costume design
Samuela Cirrone
musica/music
Domenico Sciajno
suono/sound
Luca Bertolin
interpreti/cast
Filippo Luna, Barbara Tabita, Paolo Briguglia, Maziar Farouzi, Vincenzo Pirrotta, Tommaso Caporrimo, Sergio Vespertino, Maurizio Maiorana
produttori/producers
Eleonora Cordaro, Gianluca Fernandez
produzione/production
Abra&Cadabra
coproduttori/coproducers
Francesco Galvagno, Michael Sevholt, Marco Alessi

contatti/contacts

Salvo Cuccia
salvocuccia@hotmail.com

Director statement Read more

“I wanted to make a movie about a crime that really happened, but that was more than just the account of a news report of the time. I was interested in exploring the nature of the characters and the situations, in order to bring out a drama that stood on its own feet, above and beyond the actual facts, since the starting elements were very strong and the cause and effect relationships were evident. I also wanted to go in the direction of a dark story, in which the appearances reveal cracks that becoming increasingly evident in a game of disclosures.”