by Tony D'Angelo
Country: Italy
Year: 2020
Duration: 90'

One hundred million Euros vanish as the result of online fraud. The main suspect is a client of Fernando Piazza, a Milanese lawyer and the son of Ugo, a well-known criminal who was killed years earlier. Fernando's mother, Nelly, has battled her whole life long to make sure that her son's destiny would be different from his father's, but now Fernando is in danger. The money was stolen from a front company of the 'ndrangheta, which intends to get revenge and is ready to unleash a war between clans. A tribute to the cult Milano Calibro 9 (1972) by Fernando Di Leo, hallowed by the presence of the icon Barbara Bouchet.<p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-W7Yy-VA1LY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>


film director

Toni D'Angelo

(Naples, Italy, 1979), after graduating from Dams, entered the world of cinema, working as an assistant director for Abel Ferrara. After directing several shorts and video clips, in 2007 he directed his first feature film, Una notte, nominated for a David di Donatello as best new director. Besides the documentaries Poeti (2009), presented in the section Controcampo Italiano at the Venice Film Festival, and Filmstudio, Mon Amour (2015), presented at the Rome Film Fest and which won a Nastro d’argento, he directed Falchi (2016), which reveals his interest in Italian genre cinema of the 1970s.


Una notte (2007), Poeti (doc, 2009), L'innocenza di Clara (2011), Ore 12 (cm, 2014), Filmstudio, Mon Amour (doc, 2015), Falchi (2016), Nessuno è innocente (cm, 2018), Calibro 9 (2020).


film director

“The movie is a tribute to Milano Calibro 9 and it respects today's audiences, who can watch the new version even without having seen the original one. I wanted to make sure it would reach younger viewers, but besides that I absolutely made the movie I wanted to make and that I felt like making. It might be more ‘detective story’ than ‘crime,’ but after all, when you write and direct a movie, you are always on your characters' side. Whether they are bad guys or not, you can't help caring about them. That is the beauty of cinema, you can even love the characters you would hate in real life.”


& Credits

DIRECTOR: Toni D'Angelo. SCREENPLAY: Luca Poldelmengo, Toni D'Angelo, Gianluca Curti, Marco Martani. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Rocco Marra. FILM EDITING: Luigi Mearelli. SET DESIGN: Stefano Giambanco. MUSIC: Vincenzo Adelini, Toni D'Angelo, Emanuele Frusi. SOUND: Paolo Giuliani, Stefano Tuderti. CAST: Marco Bocci, Ksenia Rappoport, Alessio Boni, Barbara Bouchet, Michele Placido, Paco Reconti, Antonio Zavatteri, Walter Cordopatri, Eric Godon, Gianluca Guidi, Antonio Chiaramida. PRODUCTION: Minerva Pictures, Rai Cinema, Gapbusters.

CONTACTS: Minerva Pictures, Ilaria Ricci i.ricci@minervapictures.com