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by Franco Jannuzzi


In 1978, Italy was the first country in the world to enact a law requesting the closure of Psychiatric Hospitals. The Hospitals for the Criminally Insane remained nonetheless operational and were closed only thirty years later. Their closure though didn’t result in overcoming total institutions, that still exist today under the name of Residences for the Execution of Safety Measures (REMS). The narration, inspired by true stories and combining fiction and documentary, demonstrates that new paths are possible...

international title: The Red Pimpernel
original title: Primula Rossa
country: Italy
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Franco Jannuzzi
film run: 82'
release date: IT 30/05/2019
screenplay: Massimo Barilla, Angelo Righetti
cast: David Coco, Salvatore Arena, Fabrizio Ferracane, Ezio Rossi, Roberto Herlitzka, Marina Sorrenti
cinematography by: Luca Coassin
film editing: Alberto Valtellina
art director: Giuppi Sindoni, Aldo Zucco, Giuseppe Intersimone
costumes designer: Francesca Gambino
music: Luigi Polimeni
producer: Giaomo Farina
executive producer: Haider Rashid
production: Radical Plans
backing: Fondazione di Comunità di Messina (IT), Fondazione Horcynus Orca (IT), Ecos-Med (IT), Talento Dinamico (IT), Ecosmedia (IT)
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