TAINTED SOULS
Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018

TAINTED SOULS

Directed by Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini

Info

Director: Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini
Section: International Independents
Country: Italy
Year: 2017
PT: IL CONTAGIO
OT: IL CONTAGIO
Language: Italian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Vinicio Marchioni, Anna Foglietta, Maurizio Tesei, Giulia Bevilacqua, Vincenzo Salemme
18+

Logline

TAINTED SOULS

A house on the outskirts of Rome is home to Marcello, a former bodybuilder; his wife, Chiara, who at first doesn't suspect Marcello's affair with a bourgeois professor; drug dealer Gianfranco, who wants to take his place among the big-league tough guys; and several other working-class individuals whose fates are intertwined in this ensemble film. Feelings are opaque, souls are tainted, and contact with the criminal milieu is, as the Italian title suggests, a contagion.

Meet the director

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Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini

Matteo Botrugno (first) and Daniele Coluccini (second), both born in Rome in 1981, studied history and film criticism. After working as film critics, they decided to direct independently produced short films in which they combined their experiences in the visual and musical realms. CHRYSALIS, their first short film, was shown at various film festivals in 2007. This was followed by EUROPA (also 2007) and SISIFO (2008), the remaining parts of a short-film trilogy. SISIFO was honored as best short film at the Mexico City International Film Festival. Since 2008, Botrugno and Coluccini have directed several music videos. ET IN TERRA PAX (2010) was their first feature-length film, TAINTED SOULS their second.

Credits

Screenplay: Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini, Nuccio Siano
Original Material: Walter Siti
Director of Photography: Davide Manca
Film Editor: Mario Marrone
Composer: Paolo Vivaldi, Andrea Boccadoro
Production Designer: Laura Boni
Costume Design: Francesca Di Giuliano
Sound: Andrea Viali, Piergiuseppe Fancellu
Producer: Simone Isola, Paolo Bogna, Guglielmo Marchetti
Production Company: Kimerafilm
Co-Producer: Francesco Dainotti, Gianluca Arcopinto
Co-Production Company: Rai Cinema, Notorious Pictures, Gekon Productions
World Sales: True Colours