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Centoquaranta - La strage dimenticata



Italy, 2013, HD - Color - 74 min.

DIRECTED BY:
Manfredi Lucibello

SCREENPLAY:
Manfredi Lucibello

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Giulio Frizzi

EDITING:
Diego Berrè

MUSIC:
Francesco Pontillo

SOUND:
Alberto Battocchi

PRODUCER:
Roberto Ruini

PRODUCTION:
Pulsemedia

WORLD SALES:
Berta Film

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Livorno, April 10th 1991. A few miles off the coast, in front of the port, the Moby Prince ferry collides with the oil tanker Agip Abruzzo. Only one survivor, one hundred and forty victims. The first hypothesis, which will remain in the collective memory, cites the human error as the primary cause of the disaster: the crew was watching the soccer match. The case was dismissed in 2010 without guilty verdicts as in the previous trials. The film goes through the ferry history using archive footage as well as the invaluable contributions of Loris Rispoli and Angelo Chessa, both relatives of Moby Prince's victims. A history made of tampering, tracks throwing offs and upsetting discoveries.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Born in Florence in 1984. Graduated at DAMS, University of Bologna with a Filmology dissertation on Samuel Fuller, he got his Master Degree in Film Editing at Officinema - La bottega dei mestieri, established by the Bologna Film Commission and headed by director Giuseppe Bertolucci.In 2010 he writes and directs Storia di Nessuno (“Story of Nobody”), a short film produced by Kaleidoscope Factory and Retrobottega in coproduction with Filmpro, and with the contribution of Bologna Film Commission and Genova-Liguria Film Commission. Storia di Nessuno participated in more than twenty film festivals all over the world and was the only italian movie in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival and at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris. It has been selected to represent Italy at the Biennale dei Giovani Artisti del Mediterraneo in 2011 (Young Artists of the Mediterranean Biennale 2011) and won eight international prizes such as the Best European Short Film Award “Prix Courts Polar 2011” at the International Noir Film Festival Quais du Polar 2011 in Lyon, France. Storia di Nessuno also wins the 2011 Iceberg Prize 20th Edition, an historic contest announced by the City Council of Bologna in order to commend creative talents, and the Young Italian Filmmaker Prize 2013, announced by the Italian Cultural Institute in New York and the Foreign Affairs Italian Minister.Centoquaranta – Una strage dimenticata (“Hundredforty-A Forgotten Slaughter”), produced by Pulsemedia and winner of the Tuscany Cinema Fund, is his first documentary.

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