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by Matteo Fresi


Gallura, the mid-1800s. The feud between the Vasa and Mamia families – historically documented – is causing bloodshed in the region. Bastiano Tansu, a deaf-mute since birth, is one of its protagonists. Mistreated and marginalized since his childhood, after his brother Michele was murdered he joined forces with one of the two leaders of the factions, Pietro Vasa, and put at his service his fury and his amazing aim, becoming a highly feared assassin. The State and the Church try to stem the wave of terror and only after more than 70 deaths, the peace of Aggius arrives. At first, Bastiano finds peace in his love for a pastor's daughter, but in a violent and superstitious world that already labeled him the devil's son when he was just a boy, someone like him cannot be found innocent. Thus, he chooses to confront his own destiny.

international title: The Mute Man of Sardinia
original title: Il muto di Gallura
country: Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Matteo Fresi
film run: 103'
screenplay: Matteo Fresi, Carlo Orlando
cast: Andrea Arcangeli, Marco Bullitta, Giovanni Carroni, Syama Rayner, Aldo Ottobrino, Fulvio Accogli, Nicola Pannelli, Andrea Carroni, Fiorenzo Mattu, Felice Montevino
cinematography by: Gherardo Gossi
film editing: Valeria Sapienza
art director: Alessandro Vannucci
costumes designer: Monica Simeone
producer: Domenico Procacci, Laura Paolucci
production: Fandango, RAI Cinema

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