Il male oscuro

Category

Feature films

International title

Dark Illness

Country of production

Italy

Year

1990

Synopsis

Giuseppe Marchi is an unsuccessful screenwriter, who tries in vain to support his family by becoming a novelist. He suddenly begins to suffer from psychic neurosis and hypochondria, worsened by the frustration about his crumbling career; he then seeks help from a psychoanalyst to unveil the dark illness that grips him.

Subject

Giuseppe Berto

Direction

Mario Monicelli

Script

Tonino Guerra, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Mario Monicelli

Photography

Carlo Tafani

Scenography

Livia Del Priore

Costumes

Lia Francesca Morandini

Original music

Nicola Piovani

Editing

Ruggero Mastroianni

Cast

Giancarlo Giannini, Emmanuelle Seigner, Stefania Sandrelli, Vittorio Caprioli, Antonello Fassari, Elisa Mainardi, Pietro Tordi, Beatrice Palme, Néstor Garay, Rocco Papaleo, Patrizia La Fonte, Franca Scagnetti, Benito Artesi, Oriana Baghino, Armando Marra

Producer

Giovanni Di Clemente

Production

Clemi Cinematografica

Distributor

Artisti Associati International