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Cha Cha Cha

November 15, 2013

Italy | 2013 | 95 minutes | Marco Risi

Fortapasc director Marco Risi returns with a film noir thriller, replete with underworld thugs, bribery, and backstabbing, in a Rome of dirty business.

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Outside a Rome nightclub, a teenage boy dies in a car accident. Nothing suggests that this is anything more than a simple collision, but Corso, a former cop turned private detective, is convinced otherwise. Michelle, the mother of the young man and Corso's former mistress, is now the partner of Argento, a powerful and well-connected lawyer. During the investigation a body is discovered, that of an engineer who was apparently close to the lawyer. Bribery, wiretapping, espionage, a mob settling of accounts: he's dogged, but it won't be easy for Corso to get to the bottom of Michelle's son's death.

"We often talk about genre films, citing the need to bring them back for a new audience. Well here's a genre film. A thriller with a film noir tone. With a hero, a blonde and bad guys. I really wanted to make a film like this. I think this is the best way to tell something about our country. Without excessive moralism. The atmosphere is that of thrillers of the '40s. Corso is a detective, a solitary guy who's a stickler about details. You could call him a 'romantic.' Convinced that things should go one way, but aware that they almost always go in the opposite direction: the direction that's convenient." -- Marco Risi

Director: Marco Risi
Principal Cast: Luca Argentero, Eva Herzigova, Pippo Delbono
Country: Italy, France
Year: 2013
Running Time: 95 minutes
Producer: Angelo Barbagallo
Screenplay: Marco Risi, Andrea Purgatori, James Carrington
Cinematographers: Marco Onorato
Editors: Clelio Benevento
Production Designer: Sonia Peng
Music: Franco Piersanti
Language: Italian
HasSubTitles: Yes
International Sales: 01 Distribution
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