The Last Ride of the Wolves

  • 81'
  • Netherlands
  • 2022

Forget everything you think you know about Italian crime from films, books and series. This romantic image of the mafia is gradually peeled away in The Last Ride of the Wolves by debut director Alberto De Michele.

Pasquale, an old crook who lost his fortune to gambling, organises his last big heist and reunites The Wolves, a gang of North-Italian fairground operators who moonlight as thieves. The robbery of a money truck – transporting 12 million euros in cash – could be a good pension for everybody, and secure the legacy of their old-school craftsmanship.

De Michele subtly infiltrates this dark world, in which he 'steals' the stories of other thieves in support of his own work. Secretly, according to the filmmaker, another robbery takes place in the film: “Not art theft, but theft as art”. Based on a true crime.

Director
Alberto De Michele
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Netherlands, Italy
Production Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2022
Length
81'
Medium
DCP
Language
Italian
Producers
Gijs Kerbosch, Christine Anderton, Francesco Bonsembiante
Production Companies
HALAL, Jolefilm
Sales
HALAL
Screenplay
Alberto De Michele, Simone De Rita
Cinematography
Ton Peters
Editor
Fabio Nunziata, Mieneke Kramer
Production Design
Mirko Donati
Sound Design
Vincent Sinceretti
Cast
Pasquale De Michele, Alberto De Michele, Angelo Garbin, Vittorio Spigolon, Alberto Garbin, Davide Tomasi, Marco Zago
Local Distributor
Gusto Entertainment