ITALY

IL FIGLIO PIÙ PICCOLO The youngest son

2009 – 35mm – colore – 100’

 

Direction: Pupi Avati

Screenplay: Pupi Avati

Photography: Pasquale Rachini

Editing: Amedeo Salfa

Set design: Giuliano Pannuti

Music: Riz Ortolani

Costumes: Steno Tonelli

Cast: Christian De Sica, Laura Morante, Luca Zingaretti, Sydne Rome, Nicola Nocella, Manuela Morabito, Fabio Ferrari, Marcello Maietta, Massimo Bonetti, Alessandra Acciai, Alberto Gimignani, Maurizio Battista, Giulio Pizzirani, Matilde Matteucci, Vincenzo Failla, Pino Quartullo, Omar Pedrini, Aurora Cossio, Massimiliano Varrese, Pino Calabrese, Tiziana Buldini, Pilar Abella, Gisella Marengo, Christian Marazziti, Emanuele Salce, Simone Arcese, Luciano Luminelli

Producer: Antonio Avati

Production: Duea Film in collaboration with Medusa Film

 

SYNOPSIS

Luciano Baietti is an unscrupulous entrepreneur from Rome, currently living in Bologna, who marries Fiamma only to take possession of her real estate properties. Thanks to this asset, and also supported by the wheeler-dealer Sergio Bollino, he sets up a holding company, Baietti Enterprise, who becomes well known but whose success is based on frauds, blackmails and bribes. Baietti also abandoned the two sons he had with Fiamma, Paolo and Baldo. Years later, immediately before getting married again to a rich and politically influent woman from Rome, Baietti contacts his former wife, who has never stopped loving him, and his youngest son, Baldo, a student with a passion for splatter movies, and invites him to be his best man at the wedding…

 

CRITICAL NOTE

“Under his rude surface, behind the horror for the choices of his father and the sadness for the closed-mindedness of his elder brother (who is tired, and how could he not be?), we can see a real man. The Good is never newsworthy, it seems obvious: but Baldo is not obvious. Like Pupi, who is never obvious. Sometimes he goes too fast, directing films at the speed of light, as if the quality of acting was not paramount to him. But not this time, definitely not this time. As evidence of this it would be enough to focus on De Sica’s expressions, his whims, and on the sudden switches from the greatest vulgarity to the re-emergence of a glimpse of conscience.” (Luigi Paini, Il Sole 24 Ore)

AWARDS

2010 Silver Ribbons: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor (Luca Zingaretti), Newcomer of the Year (Nicola Nocella)

2010 Golden Globes, Italia: Best Actor, Best Male Newcomer (Nicola Nocella)