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20 June 2018

Ero Malerba

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Ero Malerba

Ero Malerba

Ero Malerba

original title:

ERO MALERBA

directed by:

cast:

Giuseppe Grassonelli, Carmelo Sardo, Vittorio Teresi, Gaetano Savatteri

screenplay:

Toni Trupia, Carmelo Sardo, from the novel with the same title by Carmelo Sardo and Giuseppe Grassonelli

cinematography:

editing:

music:

Aldo Giordano

production:

Interlinea, with the support of Regione Sicilia

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

75'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (01/09/2016)

festivals & awards:

Giuseppe Grassonelli was a ruthless hit man, a key figure in a bloody vendetta that was only one episode in the history of mafia violence that exploded in and around Agrigento in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Handed a life sentence, he found redemption in writing. Carmelo Sardo is an accomplished journalist who reported on those mafia wars for a local TV station while they were unfolding. This documentary is the story of these two parallel lives and the meeting of the two that led to a profoundly human exchange twenty-five years later, as well as a book which lends its name to the film, Malerba, which became a publishing sensation. It's the story of a descent to hill and rehabilitation, rediscovering what is good about life, in spite of it all.