Cover boy... l'ultima rivoluzione

  • 93'
  • Italy
  • 2006
The young Romanian immigrant Ioan lost his father during the revolution that led to the fall of Ceausescu. Despite the freedom his country has acquired, he can’t see any future for himself. He leaves for Italy to realise his modest dreams there. He meets the Italian Lionello, who has just been sacked as a cleaner at Termini Station. This 40something doesn’t want to appear unemployed and hence keeps up appearances. When Ioan rents a room in Lionello’s house, they try to make plans for the future together. And briefly it doesn’t look as if there are any problems on the horizon…
In a sober yet intense way, Carmine Amoroso films the quest of the two roaming men, who at first don’t seem destined for happiness. The film is not heavy for a moment and takes an unexpected turn when Ioan is noticed by a photographer who offers him an entirely unexpected career opportunity. Paradoxically, Lionello increasingly loses interest in his home country of Italy and decides that his quest will lead to a better and more stable life in Romania.
Director Carmine Amoroso: ‘I believe that cinema should also have a social function. This story aims to be a portrait of our consumer society’s marginalised denizens in a Europe in which profits are soaring, but so too are the ranks of those living below the threshold of poverty.’ (EH)

Director
Carmine Amoroso
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Italy
Production Year
2006
Festival Edition
IFFR 2007
Length
93'
Medium
35mm
International title
Cover Boy... Last Revolution
Languages
Italian, Romanian
Producers
Augusto Allegra, Giuliana Gamba, Arturo Paglia
Production Company
Filand srl
Sales
Istituto Luce Cinecittà Srl
Screenplay
Carmine Amoroso, Filippo Ascione
Cinematography
Paolo Ferrari
Editor
Luca Manes
Production Design
Biagio Fersini
Music
Marco Falagiani, Okapi
Cast
Luca Lionello, Eduard Gabia
Website
http://pacocinematografica.com/en/produzioni/cover-boy