There are not many Italian films with a more local character than the film that Netflix has just released around the world. Set in rural Apulia in the 1950s, and filmed mainly in the dialect of the area, The Last of the Paradiso [+], by Rocco Ricciardulli, is prepared to show the world public a portrait of the backward rural culture that characterized south of Italy in the mid-twentieth century, and that revolved around exploitation, oppression and violence. Inspired by a true story that the director of Lucania discovered as a child, through the tales of his mother, the film is co-written and produced by Riccardo Scamarcio, who also takes the role of the unfortunate protagonist, the farmer Ciccio Paradiso.
We moved to a small town in Apulia in 1958. Ciccio is an indomitable man, both at work and in his emotions. He is married to Lucía (Valentina Cervi), with whom he has a young son, but maintains a secret relationship with Bianca (Gaia Bermani Amaral), the daughter of the ruthless landowner Cumpà Schettino (Antonio Gerardi). Ciccio dreams of escaping with Bianca to start a new life in the north, just as his brother Antonio did before him, as he can no longer bear being exploited by unscrupulous landowners. For this reason, while planning his escape, Ciccio incites his companions to rebel against Cumpà Schettino and other speculators like him. “We work the land, so we decide the price”, is the motto that Ciccio clings to, becoming an increasingly annoying character in this static and archaic world. Unfortunately, his bravery and recklessness won’t get them very far.
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