THE RIGHT THING
Two policemen are told to tail a Moroccan man who was recently released from prison but is suspected of terrorism. The two, who initially can’t stand each other, find themselves increasingly in contact with the life and habits of Khalid, until they end up making friends with the man. At a certain point it comes out that Khalid is the victim of a legal error but, absurdly, this leads to the expulsion of the immigrant. One of the two policemen undertakes a voyage in search of Khalid that will lead him to Morocco, where he is arrested by the local police and is saved by the intervention of his colleague.
“This is the story of normal people who are dealing with the dilemmas created by the serious situation we find ourselves in, at least since 9/11. Two people are trying to learn and understand. This film is a ‘bitter comedy’ which deals with delicate topics; it is a story that questions the limits of our comprehension, the doubts, the ambiguities, the diffidence, the suspicions, the impossibility, sometimes, of making things clear.”
THE RIGHT THING
Marco Campogiani (Miturno, Latina, 1968) graduated in 1994 in letters and philosophy from the Università la Sapienza in Rome. In 2001 he won the Solinas prize with the subject Liscio; in 2006 he wrote the screenplay, which was made into a film directed by Claudia Antonimi. In 2001 he also won the screenwriting competition “Cinema in diretta” with L’amante perfetto, which is based on a short story by Vincenzo Cerami and was made into a short film directed by Beppe Anderi. He participated at various film writing seminars, including a television screenwriting course organized by RAI and by “Script” magazine. In 2003, he wrote and directed the short Il prezzo dell’attesa and the next year he and Claudio Moretti made the documentary Teatro del silenzio. He has also written for Mediaset’s Labortorio 5, creating various mini-fictions and formats for the network. He has collaborated with Maurizio Nichetti.
filmografia essenziale/essential filmography
Il prezzo dell’attesa (coregia/ codirector Claudio Moretti, cm, 2003), Teatro del silenzio (doc., 2004), La cosa giusta (2009).
Marco Campogiani, Giovanni De Feo
Paolo Briguglia, Ennio Fantastichini, Ahmed Hafiene, Camilla Filippi, Anis Garbi, Graziano Piazza, Gianni Vattimo, Younis Tawfik, Riccardo Forte, Francesco Rossigni
Toma Cinematografica, Rai Cinema