Nello Mascia

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Italiano
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Production company: 
Run Film
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No

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Cast: 
Francesco Paolantoni
Music: 
Ciccio Merolla

'A Livella di Totò

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'A Livella di Totò
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Length: 
15min
Country: 
Italia
Year of production: 
2 016
To celebrate the metaphor between life and death, Nello Mascia decided to set up a short film about the famous poem of Totò 'A livella with Francesco Paolantoni, the music of Ciccio Merolla and produced by Run Film. The tool used by the bricklayers to put on the same plane the surfaces, the level, in this poem, becomes an emblem of apprehension: wealth and poverty, social diversity, joy and pain. The author takes the lead from the recurrence of November 2, and the use of commemorating the deceased to tackle ironically the theme of death. It begins with the reflection of how some tombstones were different according to whether the deceased was rich or poor and, distracted, remained locked in the cemetery and assisted the dialogue of two souls: a marquis and a cotton bud. The first angry about the proximity of the tombstone of the second, which, initially mortified, soon took courage and silenced the Marquis, reminding him that "death is a level" that eliminates all social inequality by bringing everything into oblivion. And finally, the webbing says " Sti pagliacciate 'e fanno sulo 'e vive! Nuje simmo serie, appartenimmo 'a morte” '. That is, only the living ones are so foolish to stick to rank and social conventions, not to mention that sooner or later we have to die. Francesco Paolantoni is committed to interpreting all three roles of the poem and signs an extraordinary testimony of a multifaceted and sensitive actor.

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