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Director(s): Michele Placido
Short synopsis : Michele Placido (Romanzo Criminale) captures the spirit of Caravaggio in an epic period drama depicting the turbulent life of this supremely gifted and timeless genius.
Long synopsis : Italy 1610. Caravaggio is both one of the most brilliant painters of his time and a rebel against Church rulings that dictate how religious subjects are represented. Having been informed that he depicts prostitutes, thieves and vagabonds in his work, Pope Paul V orders the Vatican secret service to investigate, to decide whether to grant the clemency for which the painter has petitioned since being sentenced to death for the murder of a rival in love. The investigator – known as The Shadow – begins the inquiry that will lead him to discover the conflicting vices and virtues of the artist whose life — or death – lies in his hands.
- Director(s): Michele Placido
- Costume Designer: Carlo Poggioli
- Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert
- Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Historical Drama
- Production company: Goldenart Production, Mact Production
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