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Dir. Stefano Sollima
127 min


About the film

Rome is governed by chaos, corruption and cynicism, choked by torrid heat, devastated by fires and the darkness of blackouts. Manuel, a sixteen year old boy, is trying to survive as well as he can, while taking care of his elderly father, an ex con. When Manuel too gets involved in the city’s corrupted system, his only chance will be to turn for protection to two former criminals, old acquaintances of his father.

With Toni Servillo (La grande bellezza, È stata la mano di Dio) as Daytona, Pierfrancesco Favino (Il traditore, Nostalgia) as Cammello, and Valerio Mastandrea (Perfetti sconosciuti, Figli) as Polniuman, Adagio stars some of the most renowned and acclaimed Italian actors. The film premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival in 2023 and IFF is proud to host its U.S. Premiere.


Stefano Sollima is an Italian screenwriter and director, born and raised in Rome. He has to his credit an extraordinary streak of movies and series focusing on the complex dynamics between law & order and the criminal underworld. He was the showrunner, executive producer, and director of the famous “Gomorrah - The Series,” based on the novel by Roberto Saviano. He wrote and directed the series Romanzo Criminale and directed the movie Suburra, both about the criminal world in Rome. 


Film Details

Program: Italian Film Festival
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 127 min
Country/Region: Italy
Language: Italian
Print Source: Vision Distribution
Tags: Drama


Director: Stefano Sollima
Producer: Lorenzo Mieli, Stefano Sollima
Cinematographer: Paolo Carnera
Screenwriter: Stefano Bises, Stefano Sollima
Editor: Matthew Newman
Principal Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Adriano Giannini.