Don't Be Bad

Claudio Caligari had just completed the lowlife buddy/crime film par excellence Don't Be Bad when he died of cancer in May 2015. He died as the 'bad' filmmaker of unpolished portrayals of rebel youths who emerged from the troubled political violence of the 1970s and refused to embrace the empty consumerist ambitions of the Italy of the 1980s and 1990s. Yet Caligari left a legacy of hope and independence: an unconditional love of film and a stubborn determination to stay different.
It is 1995, and childhood friends Cesare and Vittorio spiral down a path of irreversible self-destruction. When Vittorio decides to go straight, Cesare sinks further into drug addiction and petty crime. But Vittorio does not desert Cesare. With sound and fury, Caligari brings them to the verge of desperation, but saves a gleam of hope for the very end.

Filmmaker
Claudio Caligari
Country
Italy
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
102’
Language
Italian
Producer
Valerio Mastandrea, Simone Isola, Paolo Bogna, Laura Tosti
Production Company
Kimera Film
Sales
Rai Com
Writer
Claudio Caligari, Francesca Serafini, Giordano Meacci
Cinematography
Maurizio Calvesi
Editor
Mauro Bonnani
Production Design
Giada Calabria
Music
Paolo Vivaldi
Cast
Alessandro Borghi
Website
http://facebook.com/Non-essere-cattivo-di-Claudio-Caligari-749769601758739