Henry is the third feature film by Alessandro Piva, acclaimed director of LaCapaGira and Mio cognato. The movie premiered at the Torino Film Festival 2010 (Audience Award for the Best Film) and is produced by Seminal Film and distributed by ...
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Henry is the third feature film by Alessandro Piva, acclaimed director of LaCapaGira and Mio cognato. The movie premiered at the Torino Film Festival 2010 (Audience Award for the Best Film) and is produced by Seminal Film and distributed by Iris Film. A metropolitan noir, based on the novel of the same title by Giovanni Mastrangelo. "My interest in making a film based on the book by Giovanni Mastrangelo was sparked by its representation of an obscure, interstitial universe, both fascinating and intricate, which I picked up on the very first time I read the book", Piva stated. "The challenge in adapting it consisted in transforming the double register of the novel, made of dilated, interior exploration and sudden shots of action, into a clear cinematographic form. I set the film in the slums of a declining Roman Empire, a Rome made of non-Romans, in which everyone is an immigrant and feels like a fish out of water in their own city." According to Dino Abbrescia, one of the leading actors: "We improvised a lot on set, however re-watching the movie today it doesn't look much like improvised. I ask myself if ten years from now, after making film on cocaine ten years ago and one on heroine today, I'll be making film on LSD...!".
Rome. Nina is an aerobics teacher; the few people she goes around with are usually the wrong kind. Along with her immature, drug-addict boyfriend and her middle-aged friend, a former photographer who is always too cynical and too high, she finds herself involved in a feud between a gang of criminals from southern Italy and a gang of Africans who are trying to take over the heroin market. In the meantime, the three friends are suddenly accused of a double homicide which is being investigated by two police detectives.
Country: Italy (2010)
Release Date: 02-03-2012 (Italy)
Pietro De Silva