The Great Silence

The Great Silence

Directed by: Alessandro Gassmann
What happens when you discover that the people you trusted most are the ones you don’t know at all?

Italian with Eng Subs

PLOT : This film is set in Villa Primic, once a luxurious home, now a creaky old mansion straight out of a ghost story. Reluctantly put up for sale by Mrs. Rose Primic and the two heirs to the Primic's dilapidated fortune, Massimiliano and Adele, the only member of the family who is not happy with the decision is Valerio, the family patriarch. As the story unfolds, Valerio discovers he may never have really known his loved ones and, perhaps, not even himself. Slowly he begins to realize that living is not the same thing as being alive. Journey through 1960s Naples and watch as themes of family, the difficulty of change and the passing of time unfold; through emotional conflicts, silences that explode into a cacophony of words, laughter and sorrow, this film sheds light on one difficult truth: sometimes people talk but not everyone truly listens.

Alessandro Gassmann. actor, director and screenwriter, is one of the most beloved and acclaimed figures in the Italian film scene today. Esteemed by critics and audiences alike, he has received numerous awards and honours, including, the David di Donatello, the Silver Ribbon, the Globo d'oro, and the Ciak d'oro for Best Actor. He made his film debut at age 17 in Padre in Figlio (1982), which he co-wrote and co-directed with his father, the beloved Vittorio Gassman. Since then, Gassmann has appeared in countless films and directed three features films Razzabastarda (2012), Il Premio (2017) and Il silenzio grande (2021), based on the play of the same name written by Maurizio De Giovanni, which Gassmann also directed for the stage. In 2022 he starred in the forthcoming film by Cosimo Gomez, Il mio nome è vendetta.

Length 1h 27min
Year 2021

Cast Massimiliano Gallo, Margherita Buy, Marina Confalone, Antonia Fotaras, Emanuele Linfatti,
Distribution Vision Distribution
Production Paco Cinematografica, Rai Cinema, Film Commission Campania Region, Campania Region, with the support of the Lazio Region, with thecontribution of the Ministry of Culture

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