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I vesuviani

The Vesuvians

Pappi Corsicato, Antonietta de Lillo, Antonio Capuano, Stefano Incerti,
I, 1997
123min, OmeU

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I vesuviani

Pappi Corsicato, Antonietta de Lillo, Antonio Capuano, Stefano Incerti,
I, 1997
, 123min, OmeU

Cast: 
Anna Bonaiuto
Iaia Forte
Toni Servillo
Renato Carpentieri
Teresa Saponangelo
Clelia Rondinella
Screenplay: 
Pappi Corsicato
Ivan Cotroneo
Antoniette DeLillo
Laura Sabatino
Antonio Capuano
Stefano Incerti
Mario Martone
Fabrizia Remondino
Antonio Baldoni
Sound: 
Erica Herbert
Mario Iaquone
Giuseppe Napoli
Daghi Rondanini
Camera: 
Cesare Accetta
Antonio Baldoni
Luca Bigazzi
Pasquale Mari
Editor: 
Giogiò Franchini
Jacopo Quadri
Composer: 
Flavio Brunetti
Pasquale Catalano
Pappi Corsicato
Antonello Paliotti
Decoration: 
Paola Bizzarri
Renato Lori

Production: 
Megaris
Mikado Film
RAI
Tele+
Format: 
35 mm
Color

I VESUVIANI is an anthology film offering a host of different visions – a quintet of fairytale visions of Naples by five of the city’s most accomplished filmmakers: firstly, Pappi Corsicato’s LA STIRPE DI IANA concerns a tale of kidnapping and a group of modern-day warrior women on motorcycles, all named after Italian soap-powder brands; Antonietta de Lillo’s MARUZELLA centers on a maudlin, aging transvestite who lives above a porn theater and provides arcane services to her patrons until an encounter with a romantically jaded woman changes her life; Antonio Capuano’s SOFIALORÉN is a surrealistic tale about a poor fisherman and his beloved squid that turns into a beautiful woman at night; Stefano Incerti’s IL DIAVOLO NELLA BOTTIGLIA is a moral tale of covetousness and comeuppance; and finally, Mario Martone’s LA SALITA follows the mayor of Naples as he schleps up Mt. Vesuvias, on the way meeting emblematic figures, and pondering the somewhat muddled mission of “the left” in the current political climate.