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3 Films By Stefano Incerti You Must Watch

Verificatore

Il Verificatore (1995)

3 Films By Stefano Incerti You Must Watch

Celebrating the airing of the Italian drama Snowscape (Neve) by Stefano Incerti, Eurochannel has selected three of his productions that are a must-see in order to understand his filmmaking. These films are provocative, revealing and overall, gripping from beginning to end!

Il Verificatore (1995)

Released in 1995, Il Verificatore Stefano Incerti’sdebut feature. In this Italian tragedy set in Naples, a man goes to the deep end of his pride. The man is Crecenzio― portrayed by Antonino Luorio ― a portly meter reader who is first seen blowing up a building. The reasons for this drastic, desperate act provide the basis for the story, which is told in flashback. Up until the explosion, Crecenzio's life had been notable only for its grimness. When the meter man learns of the rape of the woman he’s in love with, something inside finally snaps and he becomes caught up in a destructive maelstrom that has a greater effect than Crecenzio ever imagined.

Il Verificatore won the Best Director, Best First Feature, and Best Newcomer awards at the 1995 Italian Golden Globes, as well as the Best New Director Award at the 1996 David di Donatello Awards.

The Man of Glass (2007)

Based on real life events of the first Sicilian Mafia's "pentito", Leonardo Vitale, The Man of Glass (L'uomo di vetro) is Stefano Incerti’s eighth feature. After playing with multiple storylines in his previous films, Incerti returned to a single narrative for this movie.The Man of Glass tells the story of a man driven by guilt, who reveals the workings of the local Mafia. The film is a valuable testimony on how living with the Mob demands certain codes of behavior, and how breaking those rules leads to horrific consequences.

The Man of Glass won the Best Actor and Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Montréal World Film Festival.

Gorbaciof (2010)

Premiered out of competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010, Gorbaciof is Incerti’s tenth movie. In the film,Marino Pacileo, known as "Gorbaciof" due to the prominent birthmark on his forehead, is an accountant at Poggioreale Prison in Naples. Pacileo, silent and shy, has only one passion in life: poker. He's in love with a Chinese girl called Lila and when he discovers that her father can't pay a debt incurred at the card table, Pacileo steals the money from the prison coffers and gives it to the girl. From that moment on, between losing games, collecting backhanders and committing robberies, he sets out on a slippery slope from which there is no turning back.

Gorbaciof won the Best Actor the 2011 Bastia Italian Film Festival and earned several nominations for the Italian Golden Globes and the David di Donatello Awards the same year.

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The Man of Glass (2007)

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Gorbaciof (2010)

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