|Specifications||:||16:9 - Color - Stereo Audio|
|Locations||:||Fano - Fermo - Civitanova - Ancona|
Subject: Luca Trovellesi Cesana
Script: Giorgio Vignali
Directed by: Luca Trovellesi Cesana e Alessandro Tarabelli
Assistant Director: Henry Secchiaroli
Director of Production: Andrea Antolini
Photography: Diego Morresi
Set design: Lodovico Gennaro
Makeup and Hair supervisor: Roberto Acquaroli
Head makeup artist: Mara Del Grosso
Head costume designer: Camilla Melelli
A Made in Marche production, "Criminali si diventa" is a comedy directed by Luca Trovellesi Cesana and Alessandro Tarabelli, scripted by Giorgio Vignali. The plot revolves around the theft of a priceless artwork. It will be necessary to form a group with all the appropriate "skills" to carry out the heist, before putting into practice the (almost) perfect plan to steal the precious painting.
On the release of Elio from prison, author of the historic 1979 art theft at the National Art Gallery of Marche, the Swiss, a well-known arm dealer, contacts Elettra, Enzo's niece and his only relative, asking her to persuade her uncle to repeat the heist in exchange for a pile of money. Elettra accepts, also because her completely innocent family paid a heavy price for that theft. The young girl, who grew up with her uncle's myth, feels a strong spirit of revenge against society and the authorities that have done nothing to protect her parents from the stigma gained because of other people' actions. Enzo, however, has no intention of going back down that criminal path, despite Elettra's pressure and a strong sense of defiance that he still feels alive within him.
At the same time, the prosecutor Ilaria del Capo, daughter of the magistrate who sentenced Enzo, is worried that the thief might repeat the heist and asks the Carabinieri’s Captain of Fermo to have the offender tailed, just in case. Thanks to his distrust of the law and the pressure from Elettra, who desperately wants to "avenge" her parents, Elio finally gives in and agrees to become Elettra's advisor, to whom he entrusts the task of organizing the heist: to steal once again Raphael's painting La Muta from the Museum of Fermo, during its exhibition tour within the region. Elettra, not at all frightened by the unexpected mission, enlists some student friends from University: Al, a Tamil Indian who is a hacker; Pancho, called Ossario because of his disconcerting thinness, a Spanish student who dreams of becoming a Bonnie&Clyde-style gangster; Rodrigo, a handsome student who is always on the hunt for money; and Arduino, a genius creator of merchandising objects and in love with marijuana, therefore nicknamed Baker.
To this improvised team, Enzo suggests adding Duilio, his accomplice in the 1979 robbery, a great mastermind and now a priest with the name of Father Francesco. Elettra contacts the priest, who has abandoned his criminal habits to embrace his calling, that of helping the invisible. Once again, Elettra must work on a convincing challenge. The team starts planning the heist in every detail. Duilio carries out many inspections with his homeless friends, while Al studies the surveillance plans of the Museum, the timing, and the ways to get inside, stay hidden and replace Raphael's painting to get out without a scratch. At Duilio's suggestion, Elettra contacts Duffy, an expert forger who will work to make a perfect copy of La Muta that can withstand scientific analysis. After several days of research, the only possible place to hide someone inside the Museum is found: a bench designated for visitors. However,it is very narrow, only a very thin person could manage to hide inside, which would be perfect for Ossario. Another possible obstacle is Sabina, the Museum's head of surveillance, avery smart and dangerous woman, but single. A perfect prey for Rodrigo, the heartbreaker. In the meantime, Enzo begins to carry out activities that are apparently meaningless, and in fact dangerous because they make the prosecutor Ilaria and the Captain of the Carabinieri even more suspicious. Instead, they aim at misleading the Prosecutor's Office and obtaining important information about the Swiss and his financier Michael Lai, a wealthy Chinese art collector.
Thanks to Al's hacking skills, who manages to manipulate the Museum's security systems, to Duffy's meticulous work of forgery, to the collaboration of the homeless and Duilio, to Arduino's genius and Rodrigo's charm, the plan is put into action. Despite all the unexpected events and surprises that chance throws their way, which are solved with incredible creativity and improvisation by the team, the unlikely La Muta-gang manages to pull off the heist... but not quite to the end. Even the most perfect plans, even themost excellent skills can be turned upside down by one detail, one mishap that thwarts the most careful efforts and caution. The heist fails within an inch of its success, and unfortunately the team has not foreseen a plan B. Elettra will instantly think of one, turning the theft into a scam without looting the Museum and, interestingly, without even breaking the law if this idea remains valid: "Stealing from thieves is not theft!"
Sydonia Production was born from the experience and passion of a team of professionals in the audiovisual and documentary field, led by director Luca Trovellesi Cesana. Specialized in documentary and docu-fiction production, it places itself in the international television market with products of prestige and global reach, awarded in worldwide exhibitions and festivals. The constant presence to the main fairs of the audiovisual market (eg. Mip TV and Mip COM in Cannes) enriches the expertise of the company that has developed a branch of international distribution of documentaries, TV shows and animation: Sydonia Entertainment. Discovery Channel, The History Channel, RAI, and ARTE are among the networks with whom Sydonia has been collaborating in the last few years.
In 2015 Luca Trovellesi Cesana has founded a new branch of Sydonia Production with headquarters in Erbil, Kurdistan (north Iraq), managed by Trovellesi’s partner Darwin Ways, CEO. From this branch the Sydonia team is developing new ambitious projects for the whole Middle East territory (documentaries, formats, game shows, tv channels, etc.). An international commitment which has enabled the Sydonia team to acquire a high-level know-how and professionalism in order to be able to take on new and exciting challenges and further expand its horizons.
Author and director of documentaries, films, and television formats on topics such as art, archaeology, history, religion, science, social issues since 2000. Specialized in the genre of docufiction, he has produced successful programs for Italian and international networks.
In 2010, he actively worked with the company Studio3TV in Argentina, based in Buenos Aires, for 6 years producing TV formats, documentaries and advised the Argentine Government for the creation of a new Television Channel. Since 2015 he opened a Branch of Sydonia Production in Kurdistan, based in Erbil, with his local partner Darwin Ways for the Middle East market. His productions have been awarded at numerous festivals, including the "EBE Awards" in Nevada and "A Film for Peace" at the Venice Film Festival.
With his production company Sydonia Production, he is currently developing international co-productions to produce new projects, participating in the most important film and television markets (Miptv, Mipcom, Mia, ...).
Arts Diploma, obtained in 1998 at the G. Cantalamessa State Institute of Art in Macerata, the graduated from the International School of Comics.
In 2010, he was one of the founders of Costess New Media, a section of the cooperative expressly dedicated to video and new media productions, with a predominantly social vocation, documentaries, video reportage, promotional and awareness spots on social issues.
In 2015, he founded Subwaylab a production company based in Jesi (AN), for which he directs, together with Andrea Antolini and Diego Morresi, several Short Films, VideoClips, Web Series and Documentaries. Over the years, in addition to directing, he has been involved in writing and post-production for both Subwaylab-branded productions and productions in partnership with other television and film companies. His productions have been awarded at various festivals, including Cortinametraggio, Split Festival, Cinque Terre Film Festival.
Popular actor of the 80's; assistant director between the 80's and 90's; historical author of revolutionary TV programs that changed the history of Italian television; director of dozens and dozens of short movies for the Italian and American Saturday Night Live; scriptwriter; author and director of over 470 episodes of the most important and popular Italian situation comedies; director and creative director for over 120 commercials and advertising video clips; creator of 3 TV series currently in development with international co-producers such as India, Hong Kong, UK, Russia, Ukraine and USA.
A young actress born in Civitavecchia in 2003, she studied theatre from the age of 12 before turning to film acting with an internship under Gianmarco Saurino and Mario Lamanna. Her talent did not go unnoticed, and she met the producer and director Andrea Costantini with whom she perfected her training, an author who decided to follow her even today with private lessons. A newcomer, she is among the protagonists in 2019 of the short film commissioned by the Farnesina, Una Grande Famiglia, directed by Roberto Urbani.
Ivano Marescotti, playing Ivano Marescotti, Electra's uncle, expert in art theft. He was born in Villanova di Bagnacavallo, February 4, 1946 is an Italian actor, theatre director and playwright. He has played in over fifty films, working with directors such as Anthony Minghella, Ridley Scott, and Roberto Benigni. His cinematographic career brings him 6 nominations for the Nastro d’Argento Award, which he wins in 2004 for his performance in the short film “Assicurazione sulla vita”; by Tommaso Cariboni and Augusto Modigliani.
A comedian and actor known to the public for his role as Giulio Pittaluga in the series "Un medico in famiglia" and for his roles in "Avanzi" and "Mai dire Gol", he was, together with Maurizio Crozza, the founder of Broncoviz, as well as playing dramatic roles such as in "Mille giorni a Brancaccio" in which he plays Don Pino Puglisi, the anti-mafia priest killed by Cosa Nostra.
Versatile artist and lead singer of the young band Lo Stato Sociale, which made its debut this year in Venice with Antonio Pisu's 'East-Dictatorship Last Minute'. The song "Una vita in vacanza" participated in Sanremo 2018 and was a summer hit. He also presente X Factor and the 1st of May 2019 concert. Despite his career as a musician, he has a background as an actor.
A young actor who graduated from the prestigious College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles (he is a native speaker of Italian and English), Andrea is an actor in film, TV and theatre. He starred in the recent The Roman alongside Stefania Spampinato (currently in post-production) and is among the protagonists of the American series Penny on Mars and The Partitioned.
A character actor with a unique physicality, he has appeared in dozens of films, ranging from major international films to independent films. He has worked in cinema, theatre, and television with authors of the calibre of Pupi Avati, Eugenio Cappuccio, Giorgio Diritti and Luciano Ligabue.
Young Italian actress of Kenyan origin. She has worked extensively in commercials and has been noticed by the public for acting in the successful TV series "Un medico in famiglia" and "Provaci Ancora Prof."
Carola Abdalla Said
An actor who is becoming well known for his acting and physicality, very well prepared. He recently took part in "Il Regno" with Stefano Fresi and in the new "Alice and the Land That Wonders" directed by Giulia Grandinetti.
She has participated in several TV series (Petra, Una Pallottola nel Cuore, Che dio ci Aiuti) in secondary roles. In cinema, she starred together with Remo Girone in the 2019 Albanian film unreleased in Italy "Portreti i Pambaruar" (The Unfinished Portrait).
A character actor who, despite having a tough face, is very suitable for comedy. He recently participated in the successful series Curon for Netflix.
Salvatore De Santis
GRETA OLDONI nel ruolo di SABINA, CAPO SICUREZZA, il capo della sorveglianza del Museo, donna molto astuta. Attrice di teatro, interpreta Fiorenza Gramini, personaggio fisso della quinta stagione de "Il Paradiso delle Signore". In passato, è stata protagonista di La deriva del Panda, sit com di C. Bassetti, S. Laudiero, P. M. Tamburini, e coprotagonista di Rotte del Mediterraneo, ideato da E. Biassoni, Canale Sky.
Theater actress, she plays Fiorenza Gramini, regular character of the fifth season of "Il Paradiso delle Signore". In the past, she was the protagonist of "La deriva del Panda", sitcom by C. Bassetti, S. Laudiero, P. M. Tamburini, and co-star of "Rotte del Meditarraneo", created by E. Biassoni, Sky Channel.
Kelly Chen Yingshan
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