Zero is twenty-seven years old, living Rome in the suburb of Rebibbia, more precisely in the so-called Tiburtina Valley. Mammoth land, acetate suits, reclusive bodies and big hearts. Where everything is missing but nothing is needed. Zero (Simone Liberati) is a draftsman but not having a steady job he arranges giving French repetitions, timing the check-in files at the airport and creating illustrations for independent punk bands.
His life always flows the same, between days spent on public transport crossing half of Rome to reach the various jobs and visits to the Mother. But once he returns home, his critical conscience awaits him: an Armadillo in flesh and blood, or rather in plaques and soft tissues, which with conversations at the limit of the paradoxical constantly updates him on what happens in the world.
To keep him company in his daily adventures, in the constant struggle to keep afloat, is his childhood friend Secco (Pietro Castellitto).
The news of the death of Camille, an old schoolmate and his teenage love never declared, forces him to deal with life and to face, with his desecrating spirit, the lack of communication, doubts and lack of certainties of his generation of “cut off”.
Presented at the Venice Film Festival 2018 is in competition in the Orizzonti Calla section 75th INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CINEMATOGRAPHIC ART OF VENICE
In October 2017, the film began, entitled The prophecy of Armadillo: directed by Emanuele Scaringi, the film is played by Simone Liberati, Pietro Castellitto, Laura Morante, Valerio Aprea, Claudia Pandolfi, Teco Celio and Diana Del Bufalo. The film is written by Oscar Glioti, Pietro Martinelli, Valerio Mastandrea and the same Zerocalcare.
THE PROPHECY OF THE ARMADILLO
LA PROFEZIA DELL’ARMADILLOFROM THE BESTSELLER OF ZEROCALCARE
SIMONE LIBERATI, VALERIO APREA, PIETRO CASTELLITTO, LAURA MORANTE
Produced by DOMENICO PROCACCI
A FANDANGO production with RAI CINEMA
Distributed by Fandango Distribuzione
AT THE CINEMA FROM 13 SEPTEMBER 2018
DIRECTOR: EMANUELE SCARINGI
He has been working on the development of Fandango projects since 2001.
He has collaborated as screenwriter for the films “Senza senza pietà” by Michele Alhaique, “Diaz – do not clean up this blood” by Daniele Vicari and “BB e il Cormorano” by Edoardo Gabbriellini. As a production delegate, he followed the films “Dove cadono le ombre” by Valentina Pedicini, “I stop when I want” by Sydney Sibilla, “Tutti contro tutti” by Rolando Ravello and “L’ultimo Terrestre” by Gipi.
He has made several short films and documentaries that have participated in various festivals (including “Il ragno la mosca”, “My kind of woman”, “All human rights”, “Okunchiran”), theatrical performances (“Non Dirlo” by Sandro Veronesi , “Moby Dick” by Baricco, “Chisciotte e gli invincibili” by De Luca) concerts (“Notte della taranta”, “Capossela”, “Homage to Endrigo”), spot, video, booktrailer (“la Collina”, “Final cut “) and numerous making of (” The Consequences of Love “,” Quiet Chaos “).
“The prophecy of the armadillo”, an adaptation of the homonymous graphic novel bestseller by Zerocalcare, is his debut in the feature film.
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