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To die for

Can sex and death make you laugh?
Falling ill during intercourse with his wife, Leo is caught between life and death, and meets two ghosts that have come to escort him into the afterlife. His only chance for survival is attracting the attention of his partner who - blindfolded for an erotic game - has not noticed anything and is about to reach... a DEADLY climax. How will he save himself?

  • alfredo mazzara
  • alfredo mazzara
  • UncoSo Factory e Vargo Film
  • Maurizio Casagrande
    Key Cast
  • Ernesto Mahieux
    Key Cast
  • Roberta Amoroso
    Key Cast
  • Rita Del Piano
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Da Morire
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
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    BMCC 4k
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Director Biography - alfredo mazzara

Alfredo Mazzara started off writing comics and children's stories. He then moved into the audiovisual as a director of documentaries, video clips, adverts and short films. He has always enriched his stories using the Enneagram, a psychological method of classifying personalities, and through Tarot reading, of which he is a professional reader. As a screenwriter, he has created several successful TV series in Italy for Rai and Mediaset. He has taught narrative techniques for around twenty years at major cinema schools in Rome. He is currently involved in the screenwriting for two feature films and the writing of a novel.

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Director Statement

Can a story of death and sex be told in a cheerful way? Eros and Thanatos are universal themes. I wanted a suspenseful story in a bright and lively comedy. The real challenge was adding the sexy note. But I adopted a style that could describe the protagonist both body and soul, without resorting to post-production tricks. This inspired the quick and steady framing, with absence of large spaces and a syncopated rhythm.