After 40 years from the production of his greatest international success, Zombi 2,the cinema, the life and universe of Lucio Fulcireturn to the big screen directed by Simone Scafidi, who directs the first biopic on the life of the Roman director so beloved in Hollywood (quoted by Guillermo Del Toro, Eli Roth, Sam Raimi and Quentin Tarantino) and known worldwide as'The Godfather of Gore'.
Simone Scafidi, after the success of Zanetti Story, returns behind the camera with Fulci For Fake to tell the art, the passions and the human side of Lucio Fulci, investigating among his affections, former known collaborators or never interviewed before, and bringing to light totally new photos, audio and video materials.
Fulci For Fake is the story of an actor who has to play Lucio Fulci in a film dedicated to the director. To prepare for the role, he decides to meet those who have known and studied Fulci carefully. A narratively linear biopic constructed from heterogeneous elements.
The main character of the film is Nicola Nocella, already awarded at the Nastri d'Argento in 2010 with Pupi Avati's “Il figlio più giovane”, in 2011 with “Omero, bello di nonna”, and returned to the big screen with Andrea Magnani's “Easy”, for which he received the Boccalino d'Oro at the Locarno Festival in 2017.
Together with him, the film features the voices and faces of Fabio Frizzi, Michele Romagnoli, Sandro Bitetto, Enrico Vanzina, Sergio Salvati, Michele Soavi, Paolo Malco, Berenice Sparano and Davide Pulici.And for the first time in front of the camera Martina Troni, to give a face to women, muses and victims in Fulci's films.
"It is a film made of Fulci’s blood, with the presence, for the first time of both the director's daughters: Antonella, the firstborn, endowed with a culture and a humanity worthy of her father, who generously made available of the family video material production, and Camilla, the father's assistant on the set of his latest productions, who released her first and only long video interview and unfortunately passed away after the shoot ”says Scafidi. "Antonella and Camilla are the only people, perhaps, to know in depth the mystery of their own father" continues Scafidi.
The first biopic about Lucio Fulci.
With never seen before footage,
photos and interviews
A PAGURO FILM production
in collaboration with 341Production
With Nicola Nocella
Written and Directed // SIMONE SCAFIDI
Producer // GIADA MAZZOLENI, DANIELE BOLCATO
Associate Producer // CLAUDIO ROSSONI
Executive producer // GIADA MAZZOLENI
Line Producer// ILARIA SERINA
Photography // PATRIZIO SACCO'
Sound // DINO GERVASONI
Editing // CLAUDIO ROSSONI
Original Music // FEDERICO TRUZZI
Costumes // VERONICA BREVI
Scenography // VINCENZO PALOMBO
SFX // MICHELE SALGARO VACCARO
MUA // GIADA RUSMINI
World Premiere //
the 76th Venice International Film Festival