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THE YOUNG FAN

by Gianni Pacinotti aka Gipi

synopsis

Based on real events the story is a mix of fiction and reality. Gipi is one of the most important contemporary comic’s artist.
His graphic novels are published worldwide, but 20 years ago he was at the beginning of his career.
One day, in 1997, he received a hand written paper letter from a young fan.
In the letter this 15 years old fan expressed all his love for Gipi’s drawings and stories and asked for a gift in exchange for his love: a commission for free. With his name: “To francesco”, wrote on it.
In 2017, Gipi discover that this person had done the same, with many other cartoonists in the past 20 years. always the same letter, the same love, and the same age.
So, Gipi, with three weird friends, decide to start a quest in search for this guy, a kind of immortal 15 years old fan.
The story narrates, with lot of humour, this quest and this research.
But discovering the truth about this man will change everything, forcing Gipi and his “smart patrol” to face difficult choices and moral issues.

international title: The Young Fan
original title: Il ragazzo più felice del mondo
country: Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Gianni Pacinotti aka Gipi
film run: 90'
release date: IT 8/11/2018
screenplay: Gero Arnone, Gianni Pacinotti aka Gipi
cast: Gero Arnone, Davide Barbafiera, Francesco Daniele, Gianni Pacinotti aka Gipi, Michele Rossi, Mauro Uzzeo, Anna Bellato, Kasia Smutniak, Jasmine Trinca, Domenico Procacci
cinematography by: Vanni Mastrantonio
film editing: Chiara Dainese
art director: Francesca Vitale
costumes designer: Stefano Ciammitti
music: Valerio Vigliar
producer: Domenico Procacci
production: Fandango
distributor: Fandango Distribuzione
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