Urbano

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Urbano

Urbano

original title:

Urbano

directed by:

screenplay:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2019

film run:

51'

format:

colour & b/w

status:

Ready (01/09/2019)

festivals & awards:

  • Roma Cinema DOC 2019
  • L.I.M.P.A. London International Motion Pictures Awards 2019: semi finalist

We have documented, over a period of time that goes from 2012 to 2018 life, and then the story, of Domenico Urbano, a boxer from Abruzzo with a glorious past by European champion in featherweight and current technical in San Salvo Boxe.

Domenico's troubled journeys are documented, which, between non-existent sports institutions and night shifts at the factory, tries at all costs to realize, turning for Europe, the dream of a life: to compete for a world title. Will succeed, after many postponements and matches jumped only in 2017, facing in Castello, in Düsseldorf, the champion Deniz Ilbay, younger than him of about twenty years and losing by disqualification in the seventh round.

Of course, he would have had one last chance in April of the following year, but Domenico denied this opportunity because, about a month after the meeting in Germany and following a violent family dispute, he was stabbed in the throat during Christmas lunch and remains in a coma for about a month.

Awakening in the month of February, Domenico decides to finally leave boxing and devote the rest of his life to the countryside and teaching at the gym.