A behind-the-scene account of the porn world and its stars as they’ve never been seen before – and the no-holds-barred portrait of a true giant.
Rocco Siffredi is to pornography what Mike Tyson is to boxing or Mick Jagger is to rock’n’roll: a living legend. His mother wanted him to be a priest; with her blessing he became a hardcore performer, devoting his life to one God only: Desire. Rocco Siffredi reveals all, even if it sometimes means busting his own myth: his true story, beginnings, career, wife and children… and the ultimate revelation that will change his life forever. A behind-the-scenes account of the porn world and its stars as they’ve never been seen before – the no-holds-bard portrait of a true giant.
Now-retired Italian porn superstar Rocco Siffredi gets his own documentary.
There are few male porn performers as famous as Rocco Siffredi, so it was only a matter of time before someone would make a documentary about the “Italian Stallion”. The result, simply called Rocco, was directed by French duo Thierry Demaiziere and Alban Teurlai and is a frequently fascinating and beautifully crafted work that tries to paint a nuanced picture of the man himself and, to an extent, the industry in which he worked (he’s now retired as an actor).
Well-received at its Venice Film Festival premiere, this illuminating piece of work should travel both the general festival and the non-fiction circuits and has an outside chance of some theatrical action even beyond France and Italy. General TV sales, however, will be more problematic, given the subject and sheer number of penises — pointing any which way — onscreen. – The Hollywood Reporter, more
Language(s):French, Hungarian, Italian, English