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by Alessandro Gassmann
Italy, Poland, 2021, 107', color
Screenplay: Maurizio De Giovanni,
Alessandro Gassmann, Andrea Ozza
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Mike Stern Sterzyński
Marco Spoletini
Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi

Giuseppe Angelelli
production design
Antonella Di Martino
Lavinia Bonsignore 

Massimiliano Gallo
(Valerio Primic)
Margherita Buy
(Rose Primic)
Marina Confalone
Antonia Fotaras
(Adele Primic)
Emanuele Linfatti
(Massimiliano Primic)
Roberto De Francesco

Isabella Cocuzza
Arturo Paglia
Paco Cinematografica
Emiliano Caradonna
Alessandro Leone
Agresywna Banda

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with the support of
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Campania Film Commission
Regione Lazio

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Villa Primic, once a luxurious home, now a creaky mansion straight out of a ghost story, has been put up for sale. A painful decision, taken by Mrs Primic, Rose, and reluctantly shared by the two heirs to the Primic's dilapidated fortune, Massimiliano and Adele. The only member of the family who is not at all happy with the decision is the head of the household, Valerio, who will thus discover that he has never really known his loved ones and, perhaps, not even himself, to the point of reaching the grudging awareness that living is not the same thing as being alive. 



2021 Il silenzio grande
2017 Il premio
2015 Torn-Strappati (doc)
2012 Razzabastarda

"I have a longstanding collaboration with the best-selling writer Maurizio De Giovanni. I've always felt that De Giovanni's play had strong cinematic roots and potential. We first experienced it in the theatre, where it gave us unforgettable emotions, and now, finally, it comes to life as my third feature film as a director. In this film we talk about family, about inevitable changes, about the passing of time, and we do it in the mid- sixties in Naples, in Posillipo, as we follow a family that has to come to terms with a different life from the comfortable one they've known up to that moment. Il silenzio grande is a film of light and shadow, silences and explosions of words, laughter, visions, and anguish, where everyone talks and nobody really listens." [Alessandro Gassmann]

Alessandro Gassmann, actor, director and screenwriter, is one of the most beloved and acclaimed figures on the Italian film scene today. Esteemed by critics and audiences alike, he has received numerous awards and honours, including: the David di Donatello, the Silver Ribbon, the Globo d'oro, and the Ciak d'oro for Best Actor. Gassmann is also an influential public figure who regularly speaks out on a number of social, political and environmental issues. After taking part in the Venice International Film Festival countless times, he returns to the Lido with his third film as a director, Il silenzio grande, based on the play of the same name written by Maurizio De Giovanni, which Gassmann also directed for the stage. 

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