No end to exams
by Gabriele Barcaro
18/07/2007 - While Fausto Brizzi – after his box office hits Night Before Exams [trailer] and Night Before Exams Today [trailer] – is working on a new (still top secret) project, his co-screenwriter Marco Martani has just wrapped shooting Cemento armato [trailer] (“Reinforced Concrete”), produced by I.I.F. Italian International Film with RAI Cinema and a contribution from the MiBAC General Direction for Cinema of the Ministry of Culture.
To be released October 5, Martani’s directorial debut (a cross between a noir and an urban western) is dominated by villain Giorgio Faletti. The comic-lyricist-writer (his best-seller Io uccido will soon be made into a film) is, along with Nicolas Vaporidis, the symbol of the new stable that has arisen around Fulvio and Federica Lucisano, who are also producing Jeje, the new film by Luca Miniero and Paolo Genovese, also starring Vaporidis.
The young Vaporidis is also teaming up with Carolina Crescentini again (as in Night Before Exams Today and Cemento armato), in Come tu mi vuoi [trailer] (“As You Want Me”), a feature debut by Volfango De Biasi. Produced and distributed by Medusa Film, this love story between a student/model and a rich young man recalls Brizzi’s prototypes.
The same is true for Gli ultimi della classe (“The Worst in the Class”) by Luca Biglione. The film, produced by Dania Film and scheduled for an October release as well, reunites Andrea De Rosa (soon to be seen in Luca Lucini’s new film, Amore, bugie e calcetto) and Clizia Fornasier, who were also in the sequel to Night Before Exams – a source of inspiration for the casting of many new Italian films.
(Translated from Italian)