PLOT : Writer, poet, playwright, journalist, soldier, and patriot, Gabriele D’Annunzio was the man Mussolini was inspired by in the process of building the Italian Fascist Movement. Our story starts with D’Annunzio in exile at the end of his life, determined to fight against the fascist oppression and to not give up his freedom of thought. Even though he accepts honours and appointments from Mussolini, the Duce fears him and sends a young Italian federal to watch over the ‘evil poet’. Yet the poet, even in old age and tired, hasn't lost his seductive skills. Will he charm the young soldier to the point of making him question himself and his faith in Fascism?
Gianluca Jodice. Born on December 4, 1973, in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is an assistant director and director. Gianluca started his career working on many short movies, for which he won several awards. He’s most known for Ritratto di Bambino (2002) which got two Nastro D’Argento nominations and won several awards, and Il Cattivo Poeta (2021) which is his first feature film for the big screen.
Length 1h 46min
Sergio Castellitto, Francesco Patanè, Tommaso Ragno, Fausto Russo Alesi, Massimiliano Rossi, Clotilde Courau, Elena Bucci, Lidiya Liberman, Janina Rudenska, Lino Musella, Marcello Romolo,
Distribution 01 Distribution [Italy], Alfa Pictures [Spain]
Production Ascent Film, Bathysphere, Rai Cinema, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Regione Lazio