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I cento passi

Marco Tullio Giordana
2000 - Italy - 1h54

In the 1960s, Peppino, a young boy from a family closely linked to the mafia, lived in Cinisi, a Sicilian town. His house is located a hundred steps from the home of Tano Badalamenti, the local godfather. As he grew up, Peppino became a rebellious and idealistic teenager. He then worked to fight against the clan's practices, putting his life in danger.
After directing Pasolini, un delitto italiano (Who Killed Pasolini?) the death of a poet, Marco Tullio Giordana was inspired by the true story of Peppino Impastato, a Sicilian brought up in the rites of Cosa Nostra, who rose up against its members through a radio show. For Giordana, “it is a film about what the young people of 1968 managed to do properly, about their utopias, about their courage. If Sicily has changed today, and can no longer pretend that the mafia does not exist, it is largely due to the example of people like Peppino, their imagination, their pain, their joyful disobedience” (Cinematografo 2007). I cento passi (The Hundred Steps) received the prize for best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival in 2000.

Cast : Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo, Paolo Briguglia, Tony Sperandeo, Andrea Tidona, Claudio Gioè
Screenplay : Claudio Fava, Marco Tullio Giordana
Cinematography : Roberto Forza, Stefano Paradiso
Sound : Fulgenzio Ceccon
Editing : Roberto Missiroli
Music : Giovanni Sollima

Production : Rai Cinema, Tele+, Titti Film

French distributor : Tamasa Distribution