Mario Martone

  • Mario Martone – Noi credevamo AKA We Believed (2010)

    Mario Martone2001-2010DramaItaly
    Noi credevamo (2010)
    Noi credevamo (2010)

    In the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign of the 1828 uprisings, three Southern Italian young people whose families are involved decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini’s Young Italy movement. In the course of four episodes, each corresponding to a little-known page from the history of Italian unification, the lives of Domenico, Angelo and Salvatore are tragically marked by their mission as conspirators and revolutionaries, leading to an existence suspended between moral rigour and murderous instinct, spirit of sacrifice and fear. ( More »

  • Mario Martone – L’odore del sangue AKA The Scent of Blood (2004)

    Mario Martone2001-2010ArthouseDramaItaly

    A couple of bourgeois intellectuals, Carlo and Silvia are married for twenty years. But they wearily live their relationship separately; while she lives in their original flat in Rome, he lives with a young lover, Lù from time to time in his house in the country while writing a book. He does not keep his relationship hidden from his wife and even accepts that Silvia may have lovers, among them in particular a young and violent neo-fascist. But this relationship rekindles Carlo’s jealousy and he becomes obsessed by knowing everything about her affairs and jealousy makes him blind. The film navigates between eroticism, decadence and perversion, in an obscure game with no wins or winners.Read More »

  • Mario Martone – Nostalgia (2022)

    2021-2030DramaItalyMario Martone

    After 40 years of absence, Felice returns to his hometown: Naples. He rediscovers the places, the codes of the city and a past that eats away at him.Read More »

  • Mario Martone – Qui rido io AKA The King of Laughter (2021)

    Mario Martone2021-2030DramaItaly

    The biography of Neapolitan comic theater legend Eduardo Scarpetta.Read More »

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