The One (first feature)

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The One (L'Uno)

The One (L'Uno)

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Martina Girodo


Francesco Carrese, Filippo Loliva, Simone Pollino, Stefano Angaramo





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It is New Years Eve, a troubled couple open their home to a friend with his latest conquest: a French-speaking girl. The four of them will be joined by the landlady’s sister, accompanied by a friend and 3-month pregnant in spite of the disapproval of her relatives. During the hours that precede the longed-for midnight, a comedy of errors takes place: exhilarating first, then more dramatic, the progressive undoing of both affective and familiar relationships comes to life. All of them are on the edge of collapse: the hosts, the improvised couple of friends, the two sisters at the end of a relationship that never really took off. Yet, there is him supervising it all: the One, someone on whose identity the director questions us and himself in a script that allows multiple interpretations: a threatening projection of the collective consciousness or a real danger for humanity? Each of us can find an answer thanks to a structure that is capable of teasing the feelings of the contemporary viewer in front of a model of humanity totally incapable of not only relate to the unknown, but also recognise and win their ancestral weaknesses and contradictions.

Who or what is The One? The question addressed to the public is not limited to a simple interpretative analysis of the text, written with extreme fun by the actors themselves and which has as its background an imminent, albeit only apparent end of the world. An elephant in the room, as the English would say, a similarity that refers to obvious interpersonal problems but which nobody wants or can discuss. Here, The One can be just this: an object of pachydermic dimensions that somehow influences the life of the six characters on stage while remaining (almost) immobile. An elephant that observes, studies and perhaps judges. A little bit child and a little divine. A problem for some, a solution for others, an alibi for others. So who or what is really the alien or, if we want, the elephant? The dramaturgical work of the actors started precisely from this surreal suggestion to create a text that is always and in any case linked to a double delivery to everyday reality. A story that inevitably involves and forces the spectator, one and only, to ask himself an even more precise question: who or what is my One?