Studios
21 August 2019

Il Signor Diavolo

see also

Trailer

click on the images to download them in high res

Il Signor Diavolo

Il Signor Diavolo

original title:

IL SIGNOR DIAVOLO

directed by:

screenplay:

Pupi Avati, Antonio Avati, Alvise Avati, from his novel with the same title

cinematography:

editing:

set design:

costume design:

visual effects:

Sergio Stivaletti, Just Eleven

producer:

production:

DueA Film, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBAC

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2019

film run:

83'

format:

HD/DCP - colour

release date:

22/08/2019

Italy, 1950s. A fourteen-years-old boy, Carlo, killed Emilio, a disabled guy hosted by the local priest. The Italian Ministry of Interior wants to clarify what happened. The relation between the political institutions and the Church is tense. The ruling Christian party needs to protect the Church to keep its power. Carlo, the young murderer, talks about the Devil and accuses a nun of instigating him to kill his victim, Emilio. Carlo believes that Emilio caused the death of Paolino, Carlo’s best friend, two years earlier. Carlo wants to bring Paolino back from the land of the dead. By trying to do so, Carlo kills Emilio thinking he is an incarnation of the devil.