"In Italy, in Naples more precisely, to immerse himself in our story, Sandro must regularly report to the 'Questura', the police station, he is no longer allowed in the stadium; and so quite inconveniently
"In Italy, in Naples more precisely, to immerse himself in our story, Sandro has to report regularly to the 'Questura', the police station, he is no longer allowed into the stadium; and this is not entirely inconvenient for him. Sandro, whose fighting name is Mohicano, is approaching 50, and even if the young ultras of the Apache group he leads treat him with the greatest respect, it is clear that Sandro's time and that of his cronies, marked by battles with police and supporters of other teams, is coming to an end. So it's a good thing that Sandro meets the pretty, smart and uncomplicated Terry (Antonia Truppo) at the spa where he works as a lifeguard, and it seems to develop from a one-night stand and a few more joints.
It is the tragedy of the middle-aged man in special circumstances that Lettieri has directed, and it is worth seeing despite its conventionality. This is due to the proletarian integrity and credibility of the cast, most notably Aniello Arena, who embodies Mohicano' with a strong physical presence - Arena has a past as a member of the Neapolitan Camorra, no less; it's also due to an enchantingly beautifully magical-realistic photographed Naples, with wonderful details, such as when small-family tourists in the old town have to flee from the roaring motorcycles of the "Ultras"; and not least to the soundtrack, for which Neapolitan musician Liberato, popular in Italy, is responsible."
Ambros Waibel, taz, 15.04.2020
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108 min. color. DCP. I/e Director: Francesco Lettieri Screenplay: Peppe Fiore, Francesco Lettieri Cinematography: Gianluca Palma Editing: Mauro Rodella Music: Liberato With: Aniello Arena, Ciro Nacca, Antonia Truppo
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