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by Raffaele Passerini


Dario and Maury, two actors refused from any theatre, academy, and cinema have decided to move to the gay Roman nudist beach of Capocotta. Here, they have set their stage, in a place where people come to feel free and unconstrained by the rules of society. Persevering with their philosophy of ‘failure as a new form of victory’ they have become the Principe (the Prince) and the Contessa (the Countess) of the beach. In 20 years, they have gathered their own loyal audience, staging scenes and creating a long repertoire of amateur little movies where they confess the bitter reality of missing the stage, the one “only the so-called ‘gentlemen’ are allowed to deal with.” With irreverent tones of Pop, Dance and Folk music, this film celebrates failure as a parody, making anybody willing to watch, a Prince or a Countess of the non-victories.​

international title: The Prince
original title: Il principe di Ostia Bronx
country: Italy
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Raffaele Passerini
film run: 60'
screenplay: Raffaele Passerini
film editing: Paola Freddi
music: Giovanni Guardi
producer: Claudio Giapponesi
production: Kiné
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