Kino Lorber has released a trailer, poster and images for writer-director Alessandro Celli’s Italian post-apocalyptic thriller Mondocane which follows best friends Pietro and Cristian as they dream of escaping their lives in Taranto, a toxic wasteland ruled by warring gangs; check them out here…
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, from Oliver Twist to Waterworld, 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.
Featuring in the cast of Mondocane are Dennis Protopapa, Giuliano Soprano, Alessandro Borghi, Barbara Ronchi, and Ludovica Nasti.
Mondocane is set for a PVOD release from June 7th.