THE PLOY

LA MACCHINAZIONE

By David GRIECO

PROPAGANDA ITALIA S.R.L. - as PROD / FIN

Crime - Completed 2016

In the night between the 1st and the 2nd of November 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered at the Idroscalo. Everyone knows Pasolini, everyone has an idea of how he was murdered, few people know about the events that led to his tragic end. This is the true story.

Festivals
& Awards

Moscow IFF 2016
In Competition
Annecy Festival du Cinéma Italien 2016
Winner Best Actor - Massimo Ranieri
Globi d'oro (Italian Foreign Press Association Awards) 2016
Nominated: Best Screenplay - David Grieco and Guido Bulla, Best Actor - Libero De Renzo.
Nastri d'Argento (Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists) 2016
Nominated: Best Cinematography - Fabio Zamarion, Best Supporting Actress - Milena Vukotic
Gent IFF 2016
Official Selection
Views of the world Film and Music Festival - Montreal (CAN) 2016
Winner Best Actor - Massimo Ranieri
Villerupt Festival du Cinéma Italien 2016
In Competition
Les rencontres du cinéma de Toulouse 2016
Winner Jury des Etudiants
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Crime, Biography, Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 113 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David GRIECO
    • Writer(s)
    • David GRIECO, Guido BULLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Marina Alessandra MARZOTTO (Propaganda Italia), Alice BUTTAFAVA (MOUNTFLUOR FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • In the summer of ’75, Pier Paolo Pasolini is editing one of his most controversial movies, Salò, a film that he stated “surprizes even me despite being it’s author”.
      At that time Pasolini is particularly restless. Italians have just obtained the right to divorce and the Italian Communist Party (PCI) seems to be about to win the general elections causing some worry across the western block. Pasolini, however, is not convinced that it will be so. From his point of view, Italy is truly moving right, towards a consumer culture which he sees as “a dictatorship worst than Fascism”.
      Whilst working on his film, Pasolini is writing a book, Petrolio, neither novel nor essay, it is the condemnation of a political power that he sees as corrupt down to the bone.
      In those same days Pasolini is seeing a young man from the working-class suburbs of Rome, Pino Pelosi. Pasolini and Pelosi meet regularly becoming the talk of the roman suburbs. In these same suburbs move shady characters which have little to do with Pasolini’s poetic view of life and have chosen the route to crime. Many belong to a criminal organization that is gradually taking over the city: the Banda della Magliana
      One night, the negative of Salò is stolen from the Technicolor’s laboratory.
      Initially, the producer receives a ransom request for a huge sum of money which later becomes much more reasonable.
      In the night between the first and the second of November 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini drives to the Idroscalo to retrieve his film.
      Truly he is going straight into a trap.
      His murder has been planned in every minimum detail, by many accomplices, some willing and some unaware, all similar and all equally guilty.
    • Partners & financing
    • MOUNTFLUOR FILMS (IT)
      TO BE CONTINUED...PRODUCTIONS (FR)
      MIBACT
      LAZIO REG. FUND
      CINEFINANCE ITALIA - ALIANTE SpA
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2014
    • End of shooting
    • Aug 13, 2014
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