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MONDOCANE, Alessandro Celli’s Thrilling Dystopian Vision, Opens in NY & LA 5/20

Writer/Director Alessandro Celli’s
Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Debut
“There is a bit of Oliver Twist and a bit of Blade Runner in the dusty and industrial world of Mondocane… reveals the humanity typical of pure and incorruptible hearts that struggle not to be sucked into the vortex of evil and crime.”
– Di Mario Manca, Vanity Fair Italia
“A potent tonal mix of the post-apocalyptic and the proto-cyberpunk.”
– Tomasso Tocci, La Repubblica
“Ranging this way and that way across the ocean, from John Carpenter to Sergio Martino, from George Miller to Lord of the Flies and Waterworld… Celli’s gratifying debut is an entertaining, dystopic work .”
– Camillo De Marco, Cineuropa
2021 Venice International Film Festival Critics’ Week
Kino Lorber is pleased to present the thrilling dystopian visionMONDOCANE,the debut feature of Italian writer/director Alessandro Celli.
Opens on Friday, May 20 in New York (Angelika Film Center) and Los Angeles (Landmark Westwood) before expanding theatrically nationwide.
In the not-too-distant future on Italy’s southern coast, the city of Taranto has become a toxic wasteland ruled by warring gangs and surrounded by barbed wire, where best friends Pietro and Cristian dream of escaping their hardscrabble existence for a better life in nearby New Taranto. Opportunity knocks when Hothead, the charismatic and dangerous leader of a local gang called the Ants, recruits the two boys and gives them everything they fantasized about: money in their pockets, a family, and a father figure. The friendship begins to splinter, though, as Cristian displays a surprising talent for mayhem and quickly rises through the ranks. With a new female friend pushing them further apart, an obsessed cop hounding the gang, and Hothead becoming increasingly unhinged, the boys barrel toward a confrontation that will determine if their bond is strong enough to survive. Recalling everything from Mad Max to Lord of the Flies to City of God, director Alessandro Celli’s thrilling feature debut is a stylish post-apocalyptic vision and an inspiring testament to the power of friendship in an unjust world.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Alessandro Celli
STARRING: Dennis Protopapa, Giuliano Soprano, Alessandro Borghi, Barbara Ronchi, Ludovica Nasti
PRODUCED BY: Matteo Rovere

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