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  • This movie was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Marcello Fonte, who plays Marcello, won the Best Actor award there.
  • The film was shot in the city of Castel Volturno, in the province of Caserte, North of Naples.
  • -It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
  • -At Cannes, Marcello Fonte won the award for Best Actor.
  • -The film tells the true story about a murder case in the years 1980 which is one of the most gruesome murder cases in Italy since the Second World War.
  • The film was screened at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in September 2018.
  • Official submission of Italy for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.
  • Roberto Benigni was offered the role of Marcello but turned it down.
  • The main actor Marcello Fonte had a very poor life before being an actor.
  • Director Matteo Garone pushed Marcello Fonte to drink whiskey before performing some scenes, so that he can be more easily in the mood of the character he played in.

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  • The story is inspired by one of the most infamous crime stories in post-war Italy, in which a 27-year old dog groomer imprisoned and murdered an ex-boxer who was bullying him. The groomer eventually admitted the crime.
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