Il segreto del bosco vecchio

Category

Feature films

International title

The Secret of the Old Woods

Country of production

Italy

Year

1993

Synopsis

The life of the retired Colonel Sebastiano Procolo is governed by the only logics of hierarchy and profit. To become the sole owner of the lands that include the Bosco Vecchio, which he administers on behalf of his young nephew Benvenuto, he would be willing to do anything, even to get rid of the kid. He dismisses as naive fairy tales the rumors according to which fantastic and benign entities live in the woods, but the deeper he explores it, the more he begins to doubt his own beliefs.

Subject

Dino Buzzati

Direction

Ermanno Olmi

Script

Ermanno Olmi

Photography

Dante Spinotti

Scenography

Paolo Biagetti

Costumes

Maurizio Millenotti

Original music

Franco Piersanti

Editing

Paolo Cottignola, Fabio Olmi

Cast

Paolo Villaggio, Giulio Brogi, Riccardo Zannantonio, Lino Pais Marden, Francesco Macchietto Riode, Mario Manaigo, Gustavo Zandegiacomo De Zorzi, Gianpeppino Da Rin Pagnetto, Ernesto De Martin Modolado, Silvano Cetta, Dario Nicolai, Geltrude Carli, Antonio Vecellio Mattia, Valentino Da Rin D’Iseppo, Luciano Zandonella, Bruno De Silvestro

Producer

Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Roberto Cicutto, Vincenzo De Leo

Production

Aura Film, Penta Film

Distributor

Penta Film