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by Michele Placido


Italy 1610. Caravaggio is both one of the most brilliant painters of his time and a rebel against Church rulings that dictate how religious subjects are represented. Having been informed that Caravaggio depicts prostitutes, thieves and vagabonds in his work, Pope Paul V orders the Vatican secret service to investigate, to decide whether to grant the clemency for which the painter has petitioned since being sentenced to death for the murder of a rival in love. The investigator – known as The Shadow - begins the inquiry that will lead him to discover the conflicting vices and virtues of the genius whose life – or death – lies in his hands.

international title: Caravaggio's Shadow
original title: L'ombra di Caravaggio
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Goodfellas
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Michele Placido
film run: 118'
release date: IT 3/11/2022, FR 28/12/2022
screenplay: Sandro Petraglia, Michele Placido, Fidel Signorile
cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Vinicio Marchioni, Lolita Chammah, Micaela Ramazzotti, Tedua, Brenno Placido, Moni Ovadia, Lorenzo Lavia
cinematography by: Michele D'Attanasio
film editing: Consuelo Catucci
art director: Tonino Zera
costumes designer: Carlo Poggioli
producer: Federica Vincenti
production: Goldenart Production, RAI Cinema, Le Pacte, MACT Productions
backing: Direzione generale Cinema e audiovisivo del Ministero della Cultura DGCA - MIC
distributor: 01 Distribution, Le Pacte

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