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Rolando Ravello is shooting È per il tuo bene

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- The fourth feature film to see the director-actor move behind the camera is a Picomedia production in association with Medusa Film and a remake of the Spanish hit It’s For Your Own Good

Rolando Ravello is shooting È per il tuo bene
The cast of È per il tuo bene (© Fabio Lovino)

Shooting has kicked off in Rome on È per il tuo bene, which sees Rolando Ravello move behind the camera once again to direct his fourth full-length picture. This new work by the director of No Place Like Home [+see also:
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and Remember Me? [+see also:
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, whose previous film La prima pietra [+see also:
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toured Italian cinemas last year, while his series Immaturi graced the small screen, is an adaptation of the great Spanish hit It’s For Your Own Good [+see also:
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directed by Carlos Therón.

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The script, which was penned by Ravello himself in league with Fabio Bonifacci (Benvenuti al Nord [+see also:
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, Il principe abusivo [+see also:
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, Welcome Mr. President
 [+see also:
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), sees three families hit crisis point when their respective daughters all get engaged. Three desperate fathers see their worst nightmares come true: they’re convinced that their young daughters have chosen the wrong men. Believing that they’re acting in the best interests of their daughters, they join forces to get rid of the three suitors as expediently as possible, testing the patience of their wives in the process and nigh-on torpedoing their own relationships. Good will out in the end... But “good” in whose eyes?

The film’s impressive cast includes Marco Giallini (seen previously this year in Non ci resta che il crimine [+see also:
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and Tomorrow’s A New Day [+see also:
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, another remake of a Spanish film), Vincenzo Salemme (Tainted Souls [+see also:
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, and lately You Can’t Kiss The Bride [+see also:
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), Giuseppe Battiston (Lucia’s Grace [+see also:
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and Hotel Gagarin [+see also:
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, among other recent appearances), Isabella Ferrari (Euphoria [+see also:
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, In viaggio con Adele [+see also:
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), Valentina Lodovini (When Mom Is Away [+see also:
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), Claudia Pandolfi (Ma cosa ci dice il cervello [+see also:
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) and Matilde Gioli (the acting revelation of Human Capital [+see also:
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, seen of late in The King’s Musketeers [+see also:
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).

È per il tuo bene is being produced by Roberto Sessa on behalf of Picomedia, in association with Medusa Film, who will also be distributing the title. The film will be shot in its entirety in Rome, over the course of six weeks.

(Translated from Italian)

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