The King of Laughter

2021 [ITALIAN]

Biography / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 925

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August 14, 2022 at 04:21 PM


Top cast

Lucrezia Guidone as Irma Gramatica
Cristiana Dell'Anna as Luisa De Filippo
1.19 GB
Italian 2.0
25 fps
2 hr 12 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by FelNetti96 8 / 10

A True Portrait of an Artist

Director Mario Martone decided to illustrate the always articulated and complex essence of the Artist, and the peculiar relationship out and on the Scene.

And he does it by telling us the story of one of the most important and revolutionary men of Theatre: Eduardo Scarpetta.

Head of the large family that has long marked the essence of Neapolitanity at the theater and not only, representing the soul of the people who can finally recognize themselves in the spirit of his characters, starting with the emblematic mask of Felice Siociammocca. Eduardo is a proud and diligent author, whose aura continues to glimpse successfully thanks to the laughter of the public, and claims the same rigor from all its actors, especially if tied to him by bloodline, looming on their dreams and aspirations like an oppressive shadow.

But everything is soon destined to converge towards the abyss, when he decides to touch with a parodic intent the work of the main poet of Italy, Gabriele d'Annunzio himself. It follows a overwhelming trial for plagiarism that will indelibly mark the figure of the comedian, strongly questioning even his already chaotic family relations, a great lineage of legitimate and illegitimate heirs, in particular the still very young but more than promising De Filippo brothers

A particular tale of contrasts, expectations and stainless reticence to lower the curtain on what is now the last act for a legend that constantly refuses to address reality and also recognize the rights of others as well as his own, impassive in front of the flowing time and the nature of one's Art.

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