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- Willem Dafoe
- Ninetto Davoli
- Riccardo Scamarcio
- Valerio Mastandrea
- Roberto Zibetti
- Andrea Bosca
- Giada Colagrande
- Damiano Tamilia
- Francesco Siciliano
- Luca Lionello
Did You Know?
- Ninetto Davoli, who plays Epifanio in this film, has acted in many of Pier Paolo Pasolini's films and was, for a period of time, his lover. He is also a character in the film, played by Riccardo Scamarcio.
- Pier Paolo Pasolini: Let me be frank to you.
- Pier Paolo Pasolini: I have been to hell and I know things that don't disturb other people's dreams
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With this determination to eschew simple explanations, to avoid being reductive about the cause and effect of an artist’s work and life, and to remain true to the cloudy circumstances surrounding Pasolini’s murder, comes a troubling directorial decision to turn the man’s death into a symbol — of what is unclear.
Biopics ascribe titanic importance to a subject's every gesture, but Ferrara stresses the reality of creation, of its ordinary activities that nonetheless give an artist a sense of fulfillment.
It was a given that this meeting of two iconoclastic directors would yield something far more unfettered and instinctive than conventional bio-drama. But the result borders on incoherence, providing few startling insights for aficionados and minimal illumination for the uninitiated.