Private Project

Le Guerre Horrende

The Captain, a veteran of war, lives in a mysterious forest with a young and odd squire. The sudden arrival of a soldier, who has lost his memory, triggers a series of unmpredictable events.
No war within, no war without.

  • Luca Immesi
    Ritual - A psychomagic story
  • Livio Pacella
  • Luca Immesi
  • Giulia Brazzale
  • Giulia Brazzale
    Ritual - A psychomagic story
  • Luca Immesi
    Ritual - A psychomagic story
  • Livio Pacella
    Key Cast
  • Désirée Giorgetti
    Key Cast
    Morituris, Ritual - A psychomagic story
  • Dario Leone
    Key Cast
  • Milton Welsh
    Key Cast
    Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Cosimo Cinieri
    Key Cast
    La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo, Lo squartatore di New York
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le Guerre Horrende
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, comedy, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    German, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Red Epic
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Shanghai International Film Festival
    June 17, 2017
    Worldwide premiere
  • MIFF Awards - Nomination as Best film
    Nomination as Best film
  • Glass Lion award 2016
    Glass Lion award
  • Stockholm Independent Film Festival
  • Caorle film festival
    April 27, 2018
    Best Make up FX
  • Umbria in Sugarland - Italian film festival
    United States
    October 27, 2018
    North American premiere
    Best directing and best cinematography
Distribution Information
  • Moovioole distribuzione
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Luca Immesi

I am a director, filmmaker and screenwriter with passion for photography.
I graduated from European School of Economics in Mass Communication and broadcasting validated by Nottingham Trent University and I specialised in filmmaking at New York University.
My works have aired on various TV networks, such as Rai, Sky Cinema, La7, PBS and have participated in various film festivals such as the Venice Film Festival, Fantasia film festival, Shanghai film Festival, Copenhagen Pix, Cinema Mediterranéen Montpellier.
My first feature film: "Ritual - A psycho-magical story" with the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky. My second film: The Awful Wars.
I am part of the 100autori Italian Directors and Screenwriters Association.

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Director Statement

"The Awful Wars" is the second film project of Luca Immesi and Giulia Brazzale, produced by Esperimentocinema. “The Awful Wars” deals with the First and Second World Wars, the two greatest wars mankind has experienced and the title is taken from a phrase of Machiavelli that for "horrendous" meant great, extraordinary. The film is set in the forests of the province of Vicenza in Italy and the screenplay, written by Livio Pacella in collaboration with the two authors, Luca Immesi and Giulia Brazzale, is freely based from a theatre play written by Pino Costalunga.
The film has been produced with the contribution of Mibact (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism) and it has received the recognition of national cultural interest. It’s also been produced with the contribution of the Veneto region by regional film fund and with associate producers and private sponsors, with the patronage of the municipality and the province of Vicenza, with the help of Vicenza film commission. During the last Venice Film Festival, the project, although never screened in public, has received the "Glass Lion", a newly independent established award that wants to enhance audiovisual professionals of Veneto. The movie, although unreleased to public so without loosing the premiere status, has been also in nomination for best film and best film in Italian language at MIFF awards. The worldwide premiere of the film will be at Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2017.