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by Francesco Patierno


Set between the late 1980s and early 1990s, the film is a slice of life of the now famous radio show host Marco Baldini. A life divided between a career as a DJ and the ‘passion' for games of chance, the pursuit of wealth and success. Freely adapted from Baldini’s novel 'The Gladiator’.

international title: The Early Bird Catches the Worm
original title: Il mattino ha l'oro in bocca
country: Italy
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Francesco Patierno
release date: IT 29/02/2008
screenplay: Francesco Patierno
cast: Elio Germano, Laura Chiatti, Martina Stella, Carlo Monni, Gerardo Amato, Corrado Fortuna, Donato Placido
cinematography by: Mauro Marchetti
film editing: Renata Salvatore
art director: Tommaso Bordone
producer: Marco Valsania, Marco Poccioni
production: Rodeo Drive
distributor: Medusa Film
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