AL MASSIMO RIBASSO

by Riccardo Iacopino
TO THE LOWEST BID - AL MASSIMO RIBASSO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 100'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Diego has a secret which weighs on him like a curse, a strange talent which makes him different from the others. He refuses it, but even so he exploits it for his work. He digs up industrial secrets which let Mafia-run companies win contracts for public works. It is the demi-monde of collusion between corruption and criminality. Diego works with the torturers but lives in the midst of the victims. One day, he falls in love with a woman who is fighting to rebuild a life for herself. Their paths cross and he will be forced to make a choice. 

Director

Riccardo Iacopino

Riccardo Iacopino

Riccardo Iacopino is at his third feature film, after 40% - Le mani libere del destino (2010) and Noi, Zagor (2013), a documentary made with the collaboration of the publishing company Sergio Bonelli. Both films were produced by the social cooperative Arcobaleno and distributed by Microcinema. He writes and produces documentaries, and has collaborated with Rai, Telepiù-Canal Plus, Planet and other Italian and foreign broadcasters.

Filmography:
40% - Le mani libere del destino (2010), Noi, Zagor (doc., 2013), Al massimo ribasso (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Riccardo Iacopino
fotografia/cinematography
Alessandro Dominici
montaggio/film editing
Pamela Maddaleno
scenografia/production design
Stefano Giura
costumi/costume design
Raluca Banche, Elena Bongiovanni
musica/music
Marzio Benelli, Raffaele Schiavo
suono/sound
Vito Martinelli
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Matteo Carlomagno (Diego), Viola Sartoretto (Anita), Alberto Barbi (ingegner/engeneer De Masi), Stefano Dell’Accio (Rocco), Francesco Giorda (Planck), Massimo Liotta (Benny), Marco Affattato (boss), Salem Saberaghen (hacker), Carlo Airola Tavan (Dr. Palazzo), Luciana Littizzetto (la presidentessa/president)
produzione/production
Cooperativa Sociale Arcobaleno


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contatti/contacts
Cooperativa Arcobaleno
Potito Ammirati
t.ammirati@cooparcobaleno.net

Director statement

“The idea behind Al massimo ribasso comes from the need to recount an aspect of social life which is very up-to-date, the tenders for public works contracts in which the winner is whoever makes the lowest bid to carry out a particular service, to the detriment of quality, safety, efficiency and dignity. I also wanted to do so without getting tangled up in the usual points of view: of the good guys, at hagiographic risk, or of the bad guys, where it’s easy to fall into an ambiguous identification with characters who have little or nothing that is positive or commendable about them.” 

Synopsis Learn more

Diego has a secret which weighs on him like a curse, a strange talent which makes him different from the others. He refuses it, but even so he exploits it for his work. He digs up industrial secrets which let Mafia-run companies win contracts for public works. It is the demi-monde of collusion between corruption and criminality. Diego works with the torturers but lives in the midst of the victims. One day, he falls in love with a woman who is fighting to rebuild a life for herself. Their paths cross and he will be forced to make a choice. 

Director All about direction

Riccardo Iacopino

Riccardo Iacopino

Riccardo Iacopino is at his third feature film, after 40% - Le mani libere del destino (2010) and Noi, Zagor (2013), a documentary made with the collaboration of the publishing company Sergio Bonelli. Both films were produced by the social cooperative Arcobaleno and distributed by Microcinema. He writes and produces documentaries, and has collaborated with Rai, Telepiù-Canal Plus, Planet and other Italian and foreign broadcasters.

Filmography:
40% - Le mani libere del destino (2010), Noi, Zagor (doc., 2013), Al massimo ribasso (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Riccardo Iacopino
fotografia/cinematography
Alessandro Dominici
montaggio/film editing
Pamela Maddaleno
scenografia/production design
Stefano Giura
costumi/costume design
Raluca Banche, Elena Bongiovanni
musica/music
Marzio Benelli, Raffaele Schiavo
suono/sound
Vito Martinelli
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Matteo Carlomagno (Diego), Viola Sartoretto (Anita), Alberto Barbi (ingegner/engeneer De Masi), Stefano Dell’Accio (Rocco), Francesco Giorda (Planck), Massimo Liotta (Benny), Marco Affattato (boss), Salem Saberaghen (hacker), Carlo Airola Tavan (Dr. Palazzo), Luciana Littizzetto (la presidentessa/president)
produzione/production
Cooperativa Sociale Arcobaleno


**
contatti/contacts
Cooperativa Arcobaleno
Potito Ammirati
t.ammirati@cooparcobaleno.net

Director statement Read more

“The idea behind Al massimo ribasso comes from the need to recount an aspect of social life which is very up-to-date, the tenders for public works contracts in which the winner is whoever makes the lowest bid to carry out a particular service, to the detriment of quality, safety, efficiency and dignity. I also wanted to do so without getting tangled up in the usual points of view: of the good guys, at hagiographic risk, or of the bad guys, where it’s easy to fall into an ambiguous identification with characters who have little or nothing that is positive or commendable about them.”