The Prince of Ostia Bronx


 

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

 

Warning: this film is for people who failed at least once in their lives.

Dario and Maury, two actors refused from any theatre, academy, and cinema decided to move to the gay Roman nudist beach of Capocotta. Here, they set their stage, in a place where people come to feel free and unconstrained by the rules of society. Persevering with their philosophy of ‘failure as a new form of victory’ they became il Principe (the Prince) and la Contessa (the Countess) of the beach. In 20 years, they have gathered a little yet loyal audience, staging plays and creating a long repertoire of amateur little movies, where they confess the bitter reality of missing a real Stage, the one “only the so-called gentlemen are allowed to.””
With irreverent tones of Pop, Dance and Folk music, this film celebrates failure as a parody, making anybody willing to watch, a Prince or a Countess of the non-victories.​

Directed by Raffaele Passerini

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Facebook: facebook.com/ilPrincipeDiOstiaBronx

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FESTIVAL

2017
LifeTales Award Italia + Audience Award Italia + Biografilm Follower Award at 13° Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives
Ortigia Film Festival
Molise Cinema
Fiumicino Film Festival
Visioni Fuori Raccordo Film Festival

2018
Hacker Porn Film Festival – Roma

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YEAR 2017
DURATION 61’/75′
GENRE Documentary
FORMAT HD
PRODUCER Claudio Giapponesi (Kiné)
DIRECTOR Raffaele Passerini
WITH Dario (the Prince) and Maury (the Countess)
EDITOR Paola Freddi
CO-EDITOR Laura Leitermann
EDITOR ASSISTANT Gerardo Lamberti
COLOR CORRECTION Ercole Cosmi
SOUND DESIGN Gianluca Stazi
SOUND MIX Stefano Grosso and Giancarlo Rutigliano (Studio Timeline)
MUSIC SUPERVISOR Giovanni Guardi
MUSIC Rossano Baldini
DISTRIBUTION Kiné in collaboration with Movieday