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Muccino produces doc to remember mafia victims

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A father speaks to his son about the mafia and Giovanni Falcone (the judge gunned down by the Cosa Nostra in 1992) in Io ricordo (“I Remember”), a docufiction directed by Ruggero Gabbai and produced by Gabriele Muccino with his brother Silvio, and Marco Cohen and Fabrizio Donvito of the Indiana Production Company.

The film, inspired by the books Per questo mi chiamo Giovanni by Luigi Garlando and La memoria ritrovata by various authors, blends fictional parts acted out by Gianfranco Jannuzzo and the young Pietro La Cara with interviews of family members of mafia victims.

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Says Muccino: "It is a documentary that can reawaken stories that perhaps we have forgotten. We are guilty of a forgetfulness that I find unforgivable in a country that wants to improve".

The project is backed up the Fondazione Progetto Legalità in memory of Paolo Borsellino [another murdered judge], created to speak about the mafia to schools and families through cinema. Io Ricordo still has no theatrical or home video distributor and for now will be screening at schools.

(Translated from Italian)

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