Poster for Fortapàsc

"Marco Risi's drama Fortapàsc re-creates the last four months in the life of 26-year-old journalist Giancarlo Siani during the period in which he begins an investigation into the connection between local government and the Comorra, the Neapolitan mafia.  More

"Giancarlo (Libero De Rienzo) is an idealistic adjunct reporter attached to the Neapolitan suburb of Torre Annunziata. His dream is to become a fully accredited journalist, but his editor isn't interested in investigative stories. When Giancarlo stumbles upon a conversation between local kingpin Valentino Gionta and big boss Carmine Alfieri, he seizes the chance to write a real exposé. With the enthusiasm and courage of youth Giancarlo plunges into the criminal world, arousing the deadly anger of the mob. Critically acclaimed, Fortapàsc is a hard-hitting take on the murder of idealism. The film’s title (pronounced "Fort-a-pash" in dialect) references John Ford's classic western Fort Apache, and the lawlessness of Mafia-ruled Naples, here brought to vivid, Scorsese-like life." (Italian Film Festival 2010)

2009Rating: M, Contains violence, offensive language & nudity105 minsitaItalian with English Subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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