VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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V' 17

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The Meter Reader

Stefano Incerti
I, 1995
81min, OmeU

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Il verificatore

Stefano Incerti
I, 1995
, 81min, OmeU

Actors: 
Antonio Iuorio
Crescenzio
Roberto De Francesco
Benjamino
Elodie Treccani
Giuliana
Renato Carpentieri
old master
Screenplay: 
Stefano Incerti
Giovanni Molino
Sound: 
Mario Iaquone
Camera: 
Pasquale Mari
Editor: 
Jacopo Quadri
Composer: 
Peter Gordon
Decoration: 
Renato Lori
Costume: 
Metella Raboni

Production: 
Nutrimenti Terrestri
Teatri Uniti
Istituto Luce
RAI 3
Format: 
35 mm
Color

IL VERIFICATORE tells the story of Crescenzio, an overweight and introverted man who works as a gas-meter reader and lives with his brother, Beniamino, and a friend, Giuliana, with whom he is secretly in love. Both Beniamino and Giuliana work for a shady individual identified solely as ‘the Owner’, whose electrical repairs business operates on the margins of legality. Tensions come to head when Giuliana rebuffs Crescenzio’s advances only to be raped by her boss. Crescenzio exacts revenge. (Alex Marlow-Mann)
IL VERIFICATORE is an existential noir thriller about an overweight, introverted man who works in Naples as a gas-meter reader. When he falls for a young woman working alongside his brother, the scene is set for a dramatic conflict with their shady, criminal employer. While drawing on the traditions of Neapolitan melodrama, IL VERIFICATORE also owes much to New Hollywood films like TAxI DRIVER; indeed Stefano Incerti defines it as “a film about solitude”. It’s a sombre, stylish work, which marked Incerti as a major new talent and testified to the growing importance of the New Neapolitan Cinema. “A brilliant debut.” (Dario Minutolo)