THE VICE OF HOPE
Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2019

THE VICE OF HOPE

Directed by Edoardo De Angelis

Info

Director: Edoardo De Angelis
Section: Spotlight
Country: Italy
Year: 2018
PT: IL VIZIO DELLA SPERANZA
OT: IL VIZIO DELLA SPERANZA
Language: Italian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Pina Turco, Massimiliano Rossi, Marina Confalone, Cristina Donadio, Marcello Romolo
18+

Logline

THE VICE OF HOPE

Castel Volturno is less than an hour away from Naples, but there's no trace of the hustle and bustle of the big city out here. The people have no future, and the women stay afloat in this forgotten place only by having babies and selling them. Maria's job is to make sure that the "goods" get to their destination intact. For years, she pursued this line of work without emotion; there just isn't any room for sympathy in this profession. Aunt Mari, who operates the trafficking ring, appreciates this. One day, Maria herself mysteriously becomes pregnant and is faced with a decision that has life-or-death consequences.

Meet the director

THE VICE OF HOPE

Edoardo De Angelis

Edoardo De Angelis was born in Naples in 1978. In 2006, he graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. His debut film, MOZZARELLA STORIES, was released in 2001. It tells the story of a businessman from southern Italy who battles competition from China. De Angelis's third film, the drama INDIVISIBLE (2016), about Siamese twins, was nominated for 17 David di Donatello awards.

Credits

Screenplay: Umberto Contarello, Edoardo De Angelis
Original Material: Ferran Paredes Rubio
Film Editor: Chiara Griziotti
Producer: Attilio De Razz
Production Company: Tramp Limited
Co-Producer: Pierpaolo Verga
Co-Production Company: O' Groove
World Sales: True Colours