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Shooting kicks off on Edoardo De Angelis' new film, Il vizio della speranza

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- The director of the multi-award winning Indivisible returns to Castelvolturno to film a drama that revolves around child traffickers, written with Umberto Contarello

Shooting kicks off on Edoardo De Angelis' new film, Il vizio della speranza
Edoardo De Angelis and Pina Turco on the set of Il vizio della speranza (© Paolo Ciriello)

Filming has kicked off in Castelvolturno on Il vizio della speranza (lit. "The Vice of Hope"), the highly anticipated new film by Edoardo De Angelis, the well-respected director of Indivisible [+see also:
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 (6 David di Donatello awards last year). Following the twin Siamese singers that featured in his previous feature film, the Neapolitan director will once again be focusing his camera on a woman, Maria (played by Pina Turco, already seen in Gomorra - the series), a girl on the margins of society who works with child traffickers. The film was written by De Angelis (the director), along with Umberto Contarello, Paolo Sorrentino's usual collaborator (The Great Beauty [+see also:
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The Young Pope and the yet-to-be-released Loro [+see also:
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, among others). 

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The film’s synopsis is as follows: "If I have to die, I want to choose how I die." Time flows like a river for Maria, a hooded individual with an unyielding step. An existence that is lived one day at a time, without dreams or desires, while she takes care of her mother and remains at the beck and call of a bejewelled “madame.” Together with her brave-eyed pit bull, Maria ferries pregnant women across the river, in what seems to be an endless purgatory. But it’s precisely this woman who will one day experience hope again, in its most ancestral and powerful form, as miraculous as life itself. Because staying human has always been the greatest challenge. 

The film also stars Massimiliano Rossi (the father of the twins in Indivisible), Marina Confalone (4 David di Donatello awards, including Best Actress in Neapoletan Spell), Cristina Donadio (the iconic Scianel in Gomorra – the series) and Marcello Romolo (The Young Pope). The Spaniard Ferran Paredes Rubio is working on the project as the director of photography (The Startup [+see also:
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, L'ora legale [+see also:
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Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Oleotto
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, in addition to De Angelis’ previous films). 

Il vizio della speranza was produced by Attilio De Razza and Pierpaolo Verga (who won a  David di Donatello award for Best Producers in 2017 for Indivisible) for Tramp Limited and O'Groove. The film is due to be distributed in Italy by Medusa. Filming will last for a total of six weeks and will take place exclusively in Castelvolturno.

(Translated from Italian)

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