Il cattivo poeta

Category

Feature films

International title

The Bad Poet

Country of production

Italia

Year

2020

Synopsis

1936. The great poet and writer Gabriele D'Annunzio is now intolerant of fascism, after having been an enthusiastic early supporter of it: he retired to private life on the shores of Lake Garda and enjoys only its past glories. The young Giovanni Comini, a committed fascist who has just been promoted federal, is commissioned by the party secretary Achille Starace to supervise him on behalf of the regime, due to his positions against a possible alliance between Italy and Germany and the influence he still holds on the public opinion. Comini thus becomes a frequent host of the Vittoriale, submitting to the fascination of D'Annunzio by virtue of the common passion for poetry and beginning to doubt the legitimacy of fascism.

Subject

Gianluca Jodice

Direction

Gianluca Jodice

Script

Gianluca Jodice

Photography

Daniele Ciprì

Scenography

Tonino Zera

Costumes

Andrea Cavalletto

Original music

Michele Braga

Editing

Simona Paggi

Cast

Sergio Castellitto, Francesco Patané, Tommaso Ragno, Fausto Russo Alesi, Massimiliano Rossi

Producer

Andrea Paris, Matteo Rovere

Production

Ascent Film, Bathysphere Productions, Rai Cinema

Distributor

01 Distribution