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THE PALLONETTO BULL. THE REAL STORY OF JOE ESPOSITO

by Luigi Barletta

synopsis

The film intends to shed light on a character known only by a few specialists in the world of boxing: Joe Esposito, The Bull of Pallonetto. Through his lifestory, some of the most important events of the 20 th century are explored: from fascism to liberation, from migration towards America to the Soviet invasion of Hungary. The legendary figure of Joe was unjustly tainted for years by betting scandals; but Giuseppe Esposito represents an exemplary figure for the city of Naples: a man of humble origins who fought to build himself a future, succeeding in resisting and fighting against all adversities of an unfortunate destiny.

international title: The Pallonetto Bull. The Real Story of Joe Esposito
original title: Il Toro del pallonetto - La vera storia di Joe Esposito
country: Italy
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Luigi Barletta
film run: 57'
film editing: Riccardo Cannella
production: Zivago Film, Istituto Luce Cinecittà
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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