Review Mare Fuori Season 3: unripe maturity

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Let’s find out together, in this dedicated review, the strengths and weaknesses of Season 3 of Mare Fuori, the RAI Fiction and Picomedia series that sees, behind the camera, the always excellent Ivan Silvestrini

ORIGINAL TITLE: Sea Out. TYPE: dramatic, sentimental. NATION: Italia. REGIA: Carmine Elia, Milena Cocozza, Ivan Silvestrini. CAST: Carolina Crescentini, Carmine Recano, Lucrezia Guidone, Valentina Romani, Nicolas Maupas, Massimiliano Caiazzo, Giacomo Giorgio, Ar Tem, Matteo Paolillo, Clotilde Esposito, Maria Esposito. DURATION: 12 episodes of approximately 60 minutes. DISTRIBUTOR: RAI 2, Raiplay. STREAM OUT: first streaming 01/02/2023

It takes more courage to be a sheep among wolves than wolves and that’s it.

The broadcasting of the third season of Mare Fuori on RAI networks has just ended. With the first two available for streaming on Netflix and the last still exclusive to RAI Play, the television series conceived by Cristiana Farina and shot, once again, by Ivan Silvestrini it has now become almost a customary phenomenon on Italian soil. The life of the young boys at the IPM in Naples is going on: many have left the scene, in the most disparate ways, and many have entered. Just as many have grown, matured and improved, as have the equally young actors who lend their faces. It took us a moment to recover from the season finale, but the time has finally come to talk about it: welcome to our Mare Fuori Season 3 review.

Review Mare Fuori Season 3: unripe maturity

Mare Fuori Season 3: a dutiful review, but without spoilers

The second season finale had left us with the escape of Naditza, Carmine and Filippo from the IPM. The three had literally cheated Edoardo and Mimmo, not knowing that, in the end, they had saved the former’s life. Carmine then turned himself in, allowing the two young lovers to escape and to conquer freedom, albeit stolen and not really legally guaranteed. The judicial affair of Salvatore, “Sasà”, was then concluded, and in fact we will not see the young Filippo Soave again in the third season. Finally, Rosa Ricci, sister of Ciro and Pietro Ricci, got herself arrested in order to finally get to her two diametrically opposed goals: the much-hated Carmine and her lifelong friend, Edoardo.

The precise premise at the beginning of this review of Season 3 of Mare Fuori is due and, out of every place, sacrosanct: there will be no spoilers whatsoever. We don’t want in any way to ruin your experience of what is, to all intents and purposes, the best of the three seasons released so far of the RAI and Picomedia format. And it is also the one with the greatest growth, both for the very young actors who are part of the cast and for the series itself. In the course of the events that will lead to the much talked about season finale (we look forward to the fourth, filming will start shortly!), an almost philosophical turnaround is reached.

Review Mare Fuori Season 3: unripe maturity

Hope and dreams: the Sea Outside of each of us | Review Mare Out of Season 3

We all have a “Mare Fuori”, a hope, a dream of freedom and concreteness that contrasts with the alacrity of reality that we live every day. For the IPM students, the “Mare Fuori” is life outside, the one they will be able to lead once their sentence has been served. If, however, this external reality during the previous two seasons was almost an idyllic dream to be achieved in one way or another, in this third season we have witnessed an existential change for the series to say the least.

The IPM has gone from being a place of detention and almost a bogeyman, especially for the young, rich and talented Filippo “Chiattillo” Ferrari, to a safe place from which the protagonists hardly manage to leave. There are those who are afraid of “ending up in Poggioreale”, the real prison, there are those who are afraid of returning to their own devastated family, there are those who are simply afraid to go on. The much coveted “Sea”, therefore, our protagonists can no longer find it, because they simply go looking for it in the wrong place: “Outside”.

Review Mare Fuori Season 3: unripe maturity

Reality | Review Mare Out of Season 3

This inner clash is also contrasted with the harsh reality. There will be many events that will carry on the plot, especially in the stories of Carmine, Filippo and Edoardo. Season 3 of Mare Fuori is, net of any reviews, unquestionably the rawest of all and it is interesting to see how precarious are the balances established between couples and groups. The only flaw that we have managed to notice, from the point of view of the narration, is the rhythm that is not exactly cadenced. The beginning of the season had a hard time getting into gear officially and focused on details and secondary storylines. It all came together a bit at the end and the last few episodes were a riot of twists and emotions without equal.

Many new characters have also been added to the roster, not all exactly convincing. If, in fact, Luigi and Giulia have already shown a certain depth in the few sections actually dedicated to them, the same cannot be said of Raffaele, brother of the first, and Diego, secretly in love with Kubra. We imagine that, obviously, both will have a greater space within the fourth season, but for now we regret not having been able to delve into them better.

Review Mare Fuori Season 3: unripe maturity

Big and small protagonists | Review Mare Out of Season 3

As for the historical protagonists, however, we have witnessed an all-round growth and maturation, even of their interpreters. Despite being all very young, in fact, they have been able to tell and tell themselves in a superfine way, improving what was already good that had been seen in past seasons. A special mention to Maria Esposito, alias Rosa Ricci, for a particularly impactful, iconic and… memetic performance.

Among the “adult” actors, as we like to define them, in addition to the always excellent performances by Carolina Crescentini, who plays Paola Vinci, and Carmine Recano, the “comandà” Massimo Esposito, we were also able to appreciate Lucrezia Guidone, who took the part of one of the new educators, Sofia Durante. Finally, among the secondary characters we cannot mention the almost perfect Pia Lanciotti, in art Woman Wanda Di Salvo. A ruthless woman, a convinced camorrista who tried in every way to keep Carmine on her side. Having failed to make him a criminal anyway, however, Donna Wanda is still a mother and, as such, she knows what she must do: protect her children.

The directorial figure of Ivan Silvestrini is once again confirmed as a staple of the entire production. The style is never particularly sought after, but certainly impactful and deeply emotional, of the man behind the camera is inevitably reflected in equally impactful scenes and sequences, especially in some junctures such as flashbacks or cliffhangers (which are not exclusively present in the excellent season finale). The photography is, once again, masterful and the ability to know how to paint the duality between the bars of the IPM and the longed-for freedom, juxtaposed with the Sea of ​​Naples, once again gives indefinite and indefinable emotions.

Review Mare Fuori Season 3: unripe maturity

Let’s wait…!

We conclude this review of Season 3 of Mare Fuori by once again praising what RAI Fiction and Picomedia have managed to create with an almanac of young talents. An almost perfect harmony that has been created between all the characters, main and supporting characters, an almost perfect ensemble, we dare say, for a cast of very young people accompanied with a firm, present, but never intrusive hand by actors of a certain caliber and carat. We are really curious to see where the narrative of Mare Fuori will take us in the future. In the meantime, let’s light another cigarette.

Plus points

  • Registry always impeccable
  • Young actors grow and improve
  • The duality between “in” and “out” creates a strong emotional impact
  • The new additions to the cast look promising…

Points against

  • … although not all of them
  • Unbalanced narrative pace

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