The Tale of King Crab (first feature)

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The Tale of King Crab (Re Granchio)

The Tale of King Crab (Re Granchio)

original title:

Re Granchio


Gabriele Silli, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Ercole Colnago, Bruno Di Giovanni, Giovanni Morichelli, Renato Sterpa, Severino Sperandio, Eccelso Cassanelli, Domenico Chiozzi, Claudio Castori, Ugo Farnetti, Enzo Cucchi, Alessandro Cicoria, Mariano Arce, Darío Levy, Jorge Prado, Daniel Tur, Fernando Almirón


set design:

Fabio Ferrara

costume design:


Ring Film, Shellac Sud, Wanka Cine, Volpe Films, Rai Cinema, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Regione Lazio, Unione Europea, CNC, INCAA, Ibermedia

world sales:





film run:





Ready (08/06/2021)

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Italy, nowadays. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the tale of Luciano together.
Late 19th century, Luciano lives as a wandering drunkard in the Tuscian countryside. His lifestyle and constant opposition to the despotic local prince have turned him into an outcast for the community. In an ultimate vengeful move to protect (from the lord) the woman he loves, Luciano commits the unforgivable. Now an unfortunate criminal, he is exiled to Tierra del Fuego.
There, with the help of ruthless gold diggers, he seeks a mythical treasure, paving his way towards redemption. Yet, little but greed and madness can grow on these barren lands.