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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Il Saprofita

Fortnight 1974, Feature film, 1h37


In all repressed societies, the church, perceived as a call to the magical, encourages sin to better absolve and redeem. And this is how its power, still intact, continues to suppress the hints of clear-headedness that could emerge in the weakest consciences.
The film, which takes place in the South, shows this reality that unfortunately still exists, especially in certain noble families, confined in their always shrinking boundaries and their tragic fear of living.
If the devil didn’t exist already, the church would invent it right away!
Sergio Nasca


Sergio Nasca

Born in Rome in 1937, he studied at the Cinema Experimental Center of Rome. Novelist and screenwriter, he directed his first long feature in 1973, « Il Saprofita ».

Al Cliver
Cinzia Bruno
Giancarlo Marinangeli
Janet Agren
Leopoldo Trieste
Valeria Moriconi

Sergio Nasca

Giuseppe Aquari

Production : BELIAL FILMS