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by Pasquale Scimeca


The history of Biagio Conte, born in Palermo in 1963 into a wealthy family. When Biagio was twenty, Palermo was a city of hell. The blood flowed in the streets. The injustices that he could see every day, the existential void, the absence of morality, the lack of any relationship with nature, deeply depress Biagio. He leaves the city, gives away everything he owns, and with only the clothes he wears, escapes into nature. For more than a year he wanders in the woods and the mountains of Sicily living as a hermit. Then, one day, he meets a shepherd, who hires him to graze his sheep and give him the book by Hermann Hesse on the life of St. Francis. To Biagio, it is an illumination .

original title: Biagio
country: Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Pasquale Scimeca
film run: 90'
screenplay: Pasquale Scimeca
cast: Marcello Mazzarella, Vincenzo Albanese, Silvia Francese, Omar Noto, Doriana La Fauci, Renato Lenzi, Salvatore Schembari, Michelangelo Balistreri, Santo D'Aleo, Attilio Ferrara
cinematography by: Duccio Cimatti
film editing: Francesca Bracci
art director: Fabio Bondi
costumes designer: Antonella Zito
music: Marco Biscarini
producer: Pasquale Scimeca, Linda Di Dio
production: Arbash Società Cooperativa
backing: Regione Sicilia, Sicilia Film Commission


main awards/selection

Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma 2014 Cinema d'oggi

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