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by Pupi Avati


Italy, 1950s. A fourteen-years-old boy, Carlo, killed Emilio, a disabled guy hosted by the local priest. The Italian Ministry of Interior wants to clarify what happened. The relation between the political institutions and the Church is tense. The ruling Christian party needs to protect the Church to keep its power. Carlo, the young murderer, talks about the Devil and accuses a nun of instigating him to kill his victim, Emilio. Carlo believes that Emilio caused the death of Paolino, Carlo’s best friend, two years earlier. Carlo wants to bring Paolino back from the land of the dead. By trying to do so, Carlo kills Emilio thinking he is an incarnation of the devil.

original title: Il Signor Diavolo
country: Italy
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Pupi Avati
film run: 83'
release date: IT 22/08/2019
screenplay: Pupi Avati, Antonio Avati, Alvise Avati
cast: Gabriel Lo Giudice, Gianni Cavina, Alessandro Haber, Lino Capolicchio, Massimo Bonetti, Chiara Caselli, Eva Grimaldi, Enrico Salimbeni, Fabio Ferrari, Chiara Sani
cinematography by: Cesare Bastelli
film editing: Ivan Zuccon
art director: Giuliano Pannuti
costumes designer: Maria Fassari
producer: Antonio Avati, Pupi Avati
production: Duea Film, RAI Cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution
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