Nuit Americhèn

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Nuit Americhèn

Nuit Americhèn

original title:

NUIT AMERICHÈN

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Digital Room, supported by MiBACT

country:

Italy

year:

2013

film run:

22'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (25/11/2013)

festivals & awards:

  • RIFF - Roma Independent Film Festival 2014: Rome Film Market
  • Noir In Festival 2013: Special Screenings
  • Operazione Paura - Lucca 2014: Rassegna
  • Fantafestival - Roma 2014: In Competition
  • FMK Short Film Festival 2014: Visioni Off Screamfest Horror Film Festival - Los Angeles 2014: Official selection
  • ToHorror 2014: In Competition
  • Interiora 2014: In Competition
  • Fi-Pi-Li 2015: In Competition
  • FIlmquest - Utah 2015: Official selection

A director and two actors pretending to be a sound technician and camera operator get hired to make a mediocre promotional video in a beautiful villa on the outskirts of Rome. Unbeknownst to the villa’s owner who hired them, they take advantage of the situation to shoot the key scene of their no-budget, English-language horror film. To get the most truthful performances from his actors, Paolo places them in very realistic situations, passing off his ineptitude as a directing style. But something may not be quite right in the villa after all. Thus begins a delirium of truth and fiction, recrimination and ruthless violence, whose main victim is the actress Diana, who’s been working with Paolo for years.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES:
"Nuit Americhèn is for all intents and purposes a small, cruel, sardonic and spectacular comedy. It’s a way to laugh at the struggles we Italian horror directors face against everything and everyone, and end up inevitably independent and angry - and at times also extraordinarily talentless and presumptuous. At the same time it’s a relentless and bloody mechanism whose story unfolds as in a tunnel of horrors at an amusement park. To sum it up: it’s a chilling and ironic splatter movie. Day for Night doused in good old Roman tomato sauce."