This is a ballad made up of couplets whose rhyme words are all accented on the last syllable. Ramona the beast, known as Ramon, falls in love with Marta Singapore. Marta's fathers mistaken interference puts them in the middle of a police raid that degenerates into a colossal riot. Marta's lover, Stan, and a bartender, who is also in love with her, get mixed up in it all too. The story ends with a final that is tragic and romantic at the same time. The filming of Marta Singapore covers the span of five days in one of the streets of an area of oldtime Rome, Borgo Pio.
Barbara Melega (Milan, 1965) worked as member of the selection committee for the film festival Europa Cinema. She also worked for the MystFest festival as an organizer. She worked as assistant director in Ermanno 0lmi's La leggenda del Santo Bevitore, in Giacomo Battiato's Benvenuto Cellini, in Francis Coppola's The Godfather, Part III and in Marco Tullio Giordana's La domenica specialmente and Pasolini - Un delitto italiano.
Specchio delle mie brame (16mm, 1994), Marta Singapore (1995).
Screenplay: Gianluigi e Barbara Melega.
Director of photography: Fabio Olmi.
Editor: Paolo Cottignola.
Music: Marco Della Rocca.
Cast and characters: Valentina Carnelutti (Marta), Rosalinda Celentano (Ramon), Michele Melega (Stan), Thami Dee (Venerdì), Ivano Marescotti (il padre), Gundrun Bayer (la madre).
Production company: Barbara Melega, Borgo Pio 56, 00193 Roma, tel. +39-066832933.