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Il Ministro by Giorgio Amato, between corruption and survival

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- Filming has finished on the film, which is being produced by Golden and stars Gianmarco Tognazzi and Alessia Barela

Il Ministro by Giorgio Amato, between corruption and survival
Il Ministro (© Claudia Fratarcangeli)

Filming has finished in Rome for Il Ministro [+see also:
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, a black comedy written and directed by Giorgio Amato (Circuito chiuso, The Stalker [+see also:
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). Using the grotesque, the film tells a story of scandal, corruption and bribery, showing just how shallow the souls of all its characters are. The cast features Gianmarco Tognazzi (Romanzo criminale [+see also:
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), Alessia Barela (Tutta colpa di Freud [+see also:
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), Edoardo Pesce (20 Cigarettes [+see also:
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), Fortunato Cerlino (Gomorrah [+see also:
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]
), Jun Ichikawa (The Art of Happiness [+see also:
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]
) and Ira Fronten (Un fidanzato per mia moglie [+see also:
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).

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"To this day the issue of morals remains unresolved and is highly current”, stated the director and screenwriter. “This is why I wanted to write a piece that would show how certain dynamics are part of our cultural heritage, by portraying them in the context of the daily life of a middle-class family fighting to survive and hold onto the social privileges it has worked hard for."

Il Ministro is being produced by Golden Production, which has declared that “it is currently examining different distribution options to try and release the film by December 2015".

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(Translated from Italian)

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