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Filming for Ragazzo invisibile by Salvatores kicks off

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- Filmed almost entirely in Trieste, the film tells the story of the extraordinary adventures of Michele, a 13-year-old superhero. The cast includes Valeria Golino and Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Filming for Ragazzo invisibile by Salvatores kicks off

Filming has started in Trieste for Gabriele Salvatores’s much anticipated film Il ragazzo invisibile, about the extraordinary adventures of Michele, a 13-year-old superhero with the gift of invisibility. The cast includes Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Ksenia Rappoport, Aleksei Guskov, and Ludovico Girardello and Noa Zatta for the first time on screen. Filming will take place almost exclusively in Trieste and will last 12 weeks.  

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“Lately, I have been interested in stories about adolescence: that extraordinary moment of change where you either feel transparent in front of others or like you are taking up too much space and you would like to disappear,” Gabriele Salvatores wrote in a note for the press. “These emotions come to life in a great adventure story that plays with the image of superheroes, seeking to touch the child that exists within all of us and bring out the dreams and desires that are able to interest adults as well,” the Academy Award winner concluded.

Written by Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo, Il ragazzo invisibile is a coproduction between Italy and France: Indigo Film (The Great Beauty [+see also:
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) with RAI Cinema, in association with Ifitalia spa Gruppo BNP Paribas for Italy, Babe Films for France. The film is also benefitting from the contribution of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC), the support of the EU’s MEDIA programme, Eurimages, in collaboration with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission. Pathé will take care of international sales. The film will come out in 2014 and will be distributed in Italy by 01 Distribution.

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(Translated from Italian)

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