Reality News (first feature)

see also

official site

original title:

Reality News

directed by:

cast:

Marta Nuti, Loredana Piedimonte, Rimi Beqiri, Francesco Biscione, Antonio De Rosa, Antonio Friello, Andrea Pirolli, Ornella Grassi, Giulia Rupi, Bruno Santini, Marco Venienti, Sergio Ciulli

cinematography:

music:

Anthony Sidney

distribution:

country:

Italy

year:

2011

film run:

92'

format:

colour

release date:

03/07/2014

Nine actors and their driver are taken hostage during a theatrical tour organized for Italian soldiers in countries striven by war. The kidnap has a political motive and soon turns into a reality show without the hostages knowledge. The terrorist are sending a live feed to an Italian TV station which gets broadcast 24 hrs a day, in exchange for proceeds from advertising sales. The hostages are completely isolated, surrounded by woods, by the silence and suddenly find themselves struggling with the violence of the kidnappers, their precarious hygienic conditions and with themselves.