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by Francesco Patierno


The English military official Norman Lewis, who has become a well-known writer after the war, returns to Naples after many years. He had lost his heart to the city all those years before, and in its modern streets he now revisits stories from the past that occurred there, and sees an enthralling and absolutely unforgettable procession of characters parade before his eyes, like the women in feathered hats milking goats amid the rubble, statues of saints carried aloft by adoring crowds to stop the eruption of Vesuvius, and professionals who are now bankrupt, surviving only by impersonating wealthy, aristocratic uncles from Rome at funerals.

international title: Naples '44
original title: Napoli '44
country: Italy
sales agent: True Colours
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Francesco Patierno
film run: 83'
screenplay: Francesco Patierno
cast: Benedict Cumberbatch
cinematography by: Giovanni Troilo
film editing: Maria Fantastica Valmori
art director: Tonino Zera
costumes designer: Lavinia Bonsignore
music: Andrea Guerra
producer: Davide Azzolini
co-producer: Francesca Barra
production: Dazzle Communication, RAI Cinema
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