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Toni Servillo and Valeria Golino star in Igort's 5 Is the Perfect Number

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- Based upon the graphic novel of the same name published in 15 different countries, the film is an Italian-Belgian-French co-production and will hit Italian cinemas on 29 August

Toni Servillo and Valeria Golino star in Igort's 5 Is the Perfect Number
Toni Servillo in 5 Is the Perfect Number

5 Is the Perfect Number [+see also:
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, the first feature film written and directed by the Cagliari comic book artist and novelist Igor Tuveri, aka Igort (who also co-wrote the screenplay for Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli’s Last Summer [+see also:
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and Enrico Pau’s L’accabadora [+see also:
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), is ready for release. Based upon Igort’s own highly successful, homonymous graphic novel, which was published in 15 countries, the film stars Toni Servillo in the role of disenchanted hitman Peppino Lo Cicero, Valeria Golino as his long-time lover and Carlo Buccirosso as the bloodthirsty Totò ‘O Macellaio, Peppino’s lifelong friend and accomplice.

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We’re in Naples in the 1970s: Peppino Lo Cicero, a retired second-rate camorrista, comes back onto the scene when his son is murdered. This tragic event triggers a series of violent actions and reactions, but it’s also a catalyst for beginning a new life. 5 Is the Perfect Number is the story of a betrayed friendship, but it’s also a tale of second chances and the possibility of rebirth.

Produced by Propaganda Italia, Jean Vigo Italia and RAI Cinema, the film is co-produced by Belgium (Potemkino) and France (Mact Productions with Cité Film and Nour Films), with the support of MiBAC and the Campania Region in Italy. Producing on behalf of Propaganda Italia are Marina Marzotto and Mattia Oddone, while Elda Ferri is representing Jean Vigo Italia. Gabriele Oricchio is the executive producer.

Photography comes courtesy of Nicolaj Brüel (Dogman [+see also:
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, currently hard at work on Pinocchio [+see also:
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), set design is by Nello Giorgietti, costumes are entrusted to Nicoletta Taranta, editing to Esmeralda Calabria and Walter Fasano (the trusted collaborator of Luca Guadagnino, among others) in association with Jan Hammeuw, while the music is the work of D-Ross & Startuffo.

5 Is the Perfect Number will be released in Italy on 29 August by 01 Distribution. International sales are in the hands of French firm Playtime.

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(Translated from Italian)

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