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The shadow of Caravaggio with Scamarcio: first official poster

From November 3 to the cinema with 01 Distribution comes L’ombra di Caravaggio, a film directed by Michele Placido which explores the troubled life of Michelangelo Merisi, aka Caravaggio, played by Riccardo Scamarcio

The adventurous existence of Caravaggio it has often been shown on TV and in the cinema, to capture the essence of that rebellious and restless soul. Caravaggio was transgressive and the character who Placido stages is a talented and cursed artist: a star of his time, in a continuous inner struggle of genius and intemperance. A figure brought into cinemas by Scamarciowhich gives us the vision of an eternal character poised between sin and being the Sinner.

The shadow of Caravaggio: the official plot of the film directed by Placido

Waiting for November 3, here is the official plot accompanied by the first image of the film:

Italy 1610. Caravaggio is a brilliant artist and at the same time rebellious against the rules dictated by the Council of Trent which traced the exact coordinates of how sacred art was to be represented. Pope Paul V, having been informed that Caravaggio used prostitutes, thieves and vagabonds in his sacred paintings, was forced to commission the Vatican secret services to carry out a real investigation. Thus L’Ombra, this is the name of the investigator, will begin a real investigation that will lead him to discover the vices and virtues of that genius who responds to the name of Michelangelo Merisi and will have in his hands the power of life or death. of the artist.

Placido directs a stellar cast: Scamarcio protagonist

The film can boast one luxury direction with Michele Placidoassisted by a stellar cast: in the role of Caravaggio we find Riccardo Scamarcio, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert e Micaela Ramazzotti in the guise of the impetuous Lena.

Alongside the main characters, a number of great actors such as Vinicio Marchioni and Lolita Chammah, Alessandro Haber, Moni Ovadia, Lorenzo Lavia. Another prominent actor is Brenno Placido it’s the same Michele Placido in the role of Cardinal Del Monte. This film production marks the film debut of I havefamous rapper in the local music scene, in the role of Cecco.

Caravaggio’s Shadow with Scamarcio, a preview of curiosities

L’ombra di Caravaggio boasts an Italo-French co-productionand, Goldenart Production with Rai Cinema, Charlot, Le Pacte, Mact Productions. Behind the scenes we find a team of internationally renowned artists such as Tonino Zera (The First King) for the sets, Carlo Poggioli (The Young Pope) per i costumes. For the photography he opted for Michele D’Attanasio (Freaks Out) e he assembly a Consuelo Catucci (All for 1 – 1 for All). The music originals are gods Planetoid.

Why Caravaggio? The story of a timeless artist

It is not the first time that Caravaggio is spoken of in cinema and TV: it has inspired many famous people on the film scene, including Pier Paolo Pasolini and Martin Scorsese. Caravaggio painted stories from the Bible with violence and blood: he wanted to stage ancient sacred events as if they were happening in our day, using live models. The artist’s reputation was tarnished, in life and in the aftermath of his untimely death, due to the circumstances of his personal life: murders, assaults and his alleged homosexuality, deduced from some paintings and documents, fueled his legend.

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Magdalena Skrok

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