RICCARDO VA ALL'INFERNO

by Roberta Torre
RICCARDO VA ALL'INFERNO - RICCARDO VA ALL'INFERNO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 91'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

In an imaginary kingdom on the outskirts of Rome, the noble Mancini family lives in a crumbling castle and runs a flourishing business dedicated to drug trafficking and crime. Riccardo Mancini has always fought with his brothers for supremacy and command over the family, which is dominated by the men but run behind the scenes by the powerful Queen Mother, who skillfully weaves perverse equilibriums. A tragic and mysterious accident when Riccardo was young lamed him, seriously compromised his mental health and forced him to spend years in a psychiatric hospital. After returning home, Riccardo begins to plot to gain possession of the crown, murdering anyone who gets in his way as he rises to power. But when he becomes king, he loses everything… 

Director

Roberta Torre

Roberta Torre

Roberta Torre (Milan, Italy, 1962) started directing documentaries and shorts, including Le anime corte in 1994, awarded at the Torino Film Festival. She debuted in feature films in 1997 with the musical Tano da morire, which received Kodak Award, the FEDIC Award and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award at Venice, and the David di Donatello for Best New Director. She next directed Sud Side Stori (2000); Angela (2002); Mare Nero (2006), with which she participated at the Locarno Film Festival; I baci mai dati (2010), based on the same-titled novel and which received the Brian Award at Venice and was presented at Sundance. She is also a stage director and author: as well as the already-mentioned I baci mai dati in 2014, she has also published Il colore è una variabile dell’infinito. 

Filmography:
Cronica (cm, 1989), Senti amor mio? (cm, 1994), Le anime corte (cm, 1994), Spioni (cm, doc., 1995), Appunti per un film su Tano (cm, doc., 1995), Palermo bandita (cm, doc., 1996), Tano da morire (1997), Sud Side Stori (2000), Il viaggio lungo di Arul, Rani e Vivetas (doc., 2002), Angela (2002), La malacanzone (doc., 2005), Mare Nero (2006), All Human Rights for All (ep. La fabbrica, cm, doc., 2008), La notte quando è morto Pasolini (cm, doc., 2009), Itiburtinoterzo (cm, doc., 2009), I baci mai dati (2010), Riccardo va all’inferno (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Roberta Torre
soggetto/story
Roberta Torre, Valerio Bariletti, Claudio Casadio
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Roberta Torre, Valerio Bariletti
fotografia/cinematography
Matteo Cocco
montaggio/film editing
Giogiò Franchini
scenografia/production design
Luca Servino
costumi/costume design
Massimo Cantini Parrini
musica/music
Mauro Pagani
suono/sound
Filippo Porcari
interpreti/cast
Massimo Ranieri, Sonia Bergamasco, Silvia Gallerano, Ivan Franek, Silvia Calderoni, Teodoro Giambanco, Michelangelo Dalisi, Antonello Lo Coco, Matilde Diana, Tommaso Ragno
produttore/producer
Paolo Guerra
produzione/production
Agidi, Rosebud Entertainment Pictures

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contatti/contacts
Agidi
Paolo Guerra
paolo.guerra@agidi.it
www.agidi.it

Director statement

“I imagined Richard III as both a tragic and a comical figure, so, for his portrayal, Massimo Ranieri borrowed from both the commedia dell’arte and Marvel superheroes.”

Synopsis Learn more

In an imaginary kingdom on the outskirts of Rome, the noble Mancini family lives in a crumbling castle and runs a flourishing business dedicated to drug trafficking and crime. Riccardo Mancini has always fought with his brothers for supremacy and command over the family, which is dominated by the men but run behind the scenes by the powerful Queen Mother, who skillfully weaves perverse equilibriums. A tragic and mysterious accident when Riccardo was young lamed him, seriously compromised his mental health and forced him to spend years in a psychiatric hospital. After returning home, Riccardo begins to plot to gain possession of the crown, murdering anyone who gets in his way as he rises to power. But when he becomes king, he loses everything… 

Director All about direction

Roberta Torre

Roberta Torre

Roberta Torre (Milan, Italy, 1962) started directing documentaries and shorts, including Le anime corte in 1994, awarded at the Torino Film Festival. She debuted in feature films in 1997 with the musical Tano da morire, which received Kodak Award, the FEDIC Award and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award at Venice, and the David di Donatello for Best New Director. She next directed Sud Side Stori (2000); Angela (2002); Mare Nero (2006), with which she participated at the Locarno Film Festival; I baci mai dati (2010), based on the same-titled novel and which received the Brian Award at Venice and was presented at Sundance. She is also a stage director and author: as well as the already-mentioned I baci mai dati in 2014, she has also published Il colore è una variabile dell’infinito. 

Filmography:
Cronica (cm, 1989), Senti amor mio? (cm, 1994), Le anime corte (cm, 1994), Spioni (cm, doc., 1995), Appunti per un film su Tano (cm, doc., 1995), Palermo bandita (cm, doc., 1996), Tano da morire (1997), Sud Side Stori (2000), Il viaggio lungo di Arul, Rani e Vivetas (doc., 2002), Angela (2002), La malacanzone (doc., 2005), Mare Nero (2006), All Human Rights for All (ep. La fabbrica, cm, doc., 2008), La notte quando è morto Pasolini (cm, doc., 2009), Itiburtinoterzo (cm, doc., 2009), I baci mai dati (2010), Riccardo va all’inferno (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Roberta Torre
soggetto/story
Roberta Torre, Valerio Bariletti, Claudio Casadio
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Roberta Torre, Valerio Bariletti
fotografia/cinematography
Matteo Cocco
montaggio/film editing
Giogiò Franchini
scenografia/production design
Luca Servino
costumi/costume design
Massimo Cantini Parrini
musica/music
Mauro Pagani
suono/sound
Filippo Porcari
interpreti/cast
Massimo Ranieri, Sonia Bergamasco, Silvia Gallerano, Ivan Franek, Silvia Calderoni, Teodoro Giambanco, Michelangelo Dalisi, Antonello Lo Coco, Matilde Diana, Tommaso Ragno
produttore/producer
Paolo Guerra
produzione/production
Agidi, Rosebud Entertainment Pictures

**
contatti/contacts
Agidi
Paolo Guerra
paolo.guerra@agidi.it
www.agidi.it

Director statement Read more

“I imagined Richard III as both a tragic and a comical figure, so, for his portrayal, Massimo Ranieri borrowed from both the commedia dell’arte and Marvel superheroes.”