A film lasting over 60 minutes, which briefly tells the story of Nicola Zinelli sick with Sla who has lived immobilized in bed for over 13 years connected to an oxygen respirator and a peg that feeds him.
It is not an autobiographical film, nor a documentary film, but a brief excursus of Nicola's life that recalls the happy moments before the illness during and after, with the extraordinary participation in some scenes of the real sick.
A juncture of life like so many would say, but it is not so. In this dramatic story you can understand in a small part how many innumerable sufferings are hidden behind these realities.
But the suffering, even sometimes it is hard and cruel, for the ruthless SLA, never has the last word.
If accepted out of love and not out of resignation it becomes a contagious constraint of hope and altruism. With the incredible interpretation of Andrea Pergolesi, we have tried to communicate the moods that an Sla patient like Nicola can experience in certain situations.
Fear, loneliness, despair, broken dreams, taking possession of what will want to be a new reality even before this disease reaches its peak, thus leads him to the wedding now set, or to signing a biological testament, but in the crucial moment of the final decision, supported by the affection of his loved ones, family, friends, assistants who with immense patience assist him day and night, the love that is created around this sad story, will make him change his mind then rethink on what was previously programmed.
Switchmedia e studiovenicefilmProducer
Andrea PergolesiKey Cast"Nico"Red Land
Project Title (Original Language):#nico63
Runtime:1 hour 3 minutes 43 seconds
Completion Date:August 25, 2019
Production Budget:15,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Italy
Country of Filming:Italy
Shooting Format:Digital 35mm BMD UrsaMiniPro4.6K
Presentato alla 76 MOSTRA DEL CINEMA DI VENEZIALido di Venezia
August 29, 2019
SwitchmediaCountry: ItalyRights: Internet
Director Paolo Lirussi is at his first film production for Switchmedia film. Worked before like advertising, photographer and director of commercials in the regional television sector and later as a post-producer for TV and advertising agencies. Always as a filmmaker and d.o.p. in Studiovenicefilm for national and international commercials.
In recent times he has collaborated in famous international film productions, including: “The Young Pope "(2016), a film by Paolo Sorrentino, produced by HBO and Sky, with the participation of Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd. "Commissario Brunetti" (2016-2017-2018) taken from the novels of Donna Leon - film series for the German TV produced by ARD and Das Erste with the direction of Christian von Castelberg before and Sigi Rothemund after. "Mozart in the jungles in Venice" (2016), a film produced by Picrow for Amazon Studios (2018), directed by Roman Coppola with Gael García Bernal, Monica Bellucci, Christian De Sica. "15:17 to Paris" (2017), directed by Clint Eastwood cast: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone. "A Discovery of Witches" (2017), USA TV series for the directed by Alice Troughton and Juan Carlos Medina. In the cast: Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Owen Teale, Malin Buska, Julian Kostov, Nila Aalia. "Venise n’est pas en Italie" (2018), French film production directed by Ivan
Calbérac. In the cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Valérie Bonneton, Oudesh Rughooputh. "The new Pope" (2019), continuation of the film by Paolo Sorrentino (The Young Pope) also produced by HBO and Sky, with the participation of Jude Law and John Malkovich.
Il regista Paolo Lirussi è alla sua prima produzione cinematografica per Switchmedia film. Ha lavorato prima come pubblicitario, fotografo e regista di spot commerciali nel settore televisivo regionale e dopo come post-produttore per Tv
e agenzie pubblicitarie. Sempre come filmmaker e d.o.p. in Studiovenicefilm per commercial nazionali e internazionali.
In questi ultimi tempi ha collaborato in famose produzioni cinematografiche internazionali, tra cui: “The Young
Pope” (2016), un film di Paolo Sorrentino, prodotto da HBO e Sky, con la partecipazione di Jude Law, Diane Keaton,
Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd. “Commissario Brunetti” (2016-2017-2018) tratto dai romanzi di Donna Leon - serie film
per la Tv tedesca prodotta da ARD e Das Erste con la regia di Christian von Castelberg prima e di Sigi Rothemund
dopo. “Mozart in the jungles in Venice” (2016), un film prodotto da Picrow per Amazon Studios (2018), regia di Roman
Coppola con Gael García Bernal, Monica Bellucci, Christian De Sica. “15:17 to Paris” (2017), con la regia di Clint
Eastwood cast: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone. “A Discovery of Witches” (2017), serie Tv USA per la
regia di Alice Troughton e Juan Carlos Medina. Nel cast: Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Owen Teale, Malin Buska,
Julian Kostov, Nila Aalia. “Venise n’est pas en Italie” (2018), produzione cinematografica francese diretta da Ivan
Calbérac. Nel cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Valérie Bonneton, Oudesh Rughooputh. “The new Pope” (2019), continuazione
del film di Paolo Sorrentino (The Young Pope) prodotto sempre da HBO e Sky, con la partecipazione di Jude Law e John
(Venice, 26 August 2019) A dramatic, engaging film that speaks of a true story, touching on some themes important social issues, such as the end of life. But also in which different human aspects are highlighted, including coexistence with people from other walks of life and social cultures. A story of renunciation, altruism, friendship. # Nico63 is also a love story.
(Venezia, 26 agosto 2019) Un film drammatico, coinvolgente, che parla di una storia vera, toccando alcune tematiche sociali importanti, come il fine vita. Ma anche in cui si evidenziano aspetti umani diversi, tra cui la convivenza con persone di altri ceti e culture sociali. Una storia di rinuncia, altruismo, amicizia. #Nico63 è anche una storia d’amore.