Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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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LifeTales Award Italia + Audience Award Italia + Biografilm Follower Award at 13° Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives
Ortigia Film Festival
Fiumicino Film Festival
Visioni Fuori Raccordo Film Festival
Hacker Porn Film Festival – Roma
Sicilia QUEER Film Fest – Festival Internazionale di Cinema GLBT e Nuove Visioni
Best Film | Cinecittà Film Festival
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|PRODUCER||Claudio Giapponesi (Kiné)|
|WITH||Dario (the Prince) and Maury (the Countess)|
|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|
|DISTRIBUTION||Kiné in collaboration with Movieday|