Samp

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Samp

Samp

original title:

SAMP

cast:

Patrizia Puddu, Silvana Cionfoli, Andrea De Santis, Armando Novara, Francesca Cogodda, Maurizio Catania, Francesco Artibani, Ferdinando Cocco, Gamey Guilavogui, Flavia Mastrella

cinematography:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2020

film run:

78'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (23/07/2020)

festivals & awards:

Samp is a professional hitman who is hired by a powerful president to kill traditionalists. On a personal level, he has psychological problems he treats with music. After killing his mother, he wanders through Puglia seeking his ideal woman. He encounters all sorts of people as he goes : nature-lovers, people out to find their roots, and an eccentric musician. Suddenly, Samp falls in love, not once, but serially. With women of little substance. He kills someone else and becomes almost human - and that humanity will put paid to his dreams of power.
Shooting on Samp started nineteen years ago and ended in 2020. The characters thus age along with the filmmakers, while the vivacity of the film’s images and color palette is muted in frames that nevertheless pulsate on the screen.