Napoli, Napoli, Napoli

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Napoli, Napoli, Napoli

20.99

Abel Ferarra

2009  106 minutes 1.85:1  Italy

Edition: Blu-Ray

With his crooked face and rough demeanor Abel Ferrara looks and acts like he could have been born in Naples, Italy, the subject and location of his raw and hyperreality film Naples Naples Naples. Inspired by real events, this docudrama, narrated by the director, depicts a young woman metaphysically lost in the passionate and vibrant streets of Naples.

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Synopsis

With his crooked face and rough demeanor Abel Ferrara looks and acts like he could have been born in Naples, Italy, the subject and location of his raw and hyperreality film Naples Naples Naples. Inspired by real events, this docudrama, narrated by the director, depicts a young woman metaphysically lost in the passionate and vibrant streets of Naples. Ferarra takes the viewer through the neighborhoods and parks of Naples while starkly showing the division between the classes. The undercurrent of characters associated with a women s prison penetrate the narrative with a message of injustice and despair. Though criticized by some for its harsh representation of the city, the outcome is a portrayal of a city that no one has yet figured out, and that so many love, but also criticize; a city that has much to discover, but can never be known well enough. Ferarra depicts Naples through the words of the excluded and marginalized, portraying the chaotic mosaic of the Neapolitan universe with lucidity and love, characteristics that only he knows how to express with such intensity and immediacy.

Reviews

Ferrara, best known in America for the controversial Bad Lieutenant (1992) starring Harvey Keitel as a crooked New York City police officer, takes the same gritty, hard-hitting approach with this docudrama showing a side of Italy, Naples in particular, most Americans never get to see.
— thirdcoastreview
Napoli, Napoli, Napoli is not a rabble rouser, in the style of a Michael Moore documentary, but it will get under your skin as you hear about the variant social conditions, political corruption and mafia influence that tears a city apart between the haves and havenots.
— Variety

Cast and Credits

Director

Abel Ferrara

Subjects

Maurizio Braucci, Gaetano Di Vaio, Abel Ferrara, Peppe Lanzetta

Screenwriters:

Abel Ferrara, Maurizio Braucci, Maria Grazia Capaldo, Gaetano Di Vaio, Peppe Lanzetta

Scenography

Alessandro Abate

Sound

Silvia Moraes

Original Music

Francis Kuipers

Film Editing

Fabio Nunziata

Cinematography

Frank DeCurtis

Cast

Peppe Lanzetta, Shanyn Leigh, Luca Lionello, Anita Pallenberg, Salvatore Ruocco, Benedetto Sicca, Salvatore Striano, Ernesto Mahieux

Producers 

Pier Francesco Aiello, Massimo Cortesi, Gianluca Curti, Gaetano Di Vaio, Luca Liguori

Special Features

A fully illustrated booklet

New HD transfer

Original trailer

New and improved English subtitle translation 

Trailer