After staging two plays by Pirandello and De Filippo with an amateur dramatics company at just sixteen years of age, Tornatore took his first tentative steps in the world of cinema through documentaries (one of these, “Ethnic minorities in Sicily (Le minoranze etniche in Sicilia)”, won him an award at the Salerno film festival) and television work (for RAI he produced “Portrait of a thief (Ritratto di rapinatore)”, “Guttuso’s diary (Diario di Guttuso)”, “Sicilian writers and films: Giovanni Verga, Luigi Pirandello, Vitaliano Brancati, Leonardo Sciascia (Scrittori siciliani e cinema: Verga, Pirandello, Brancati, Sciascia”). In 1984 he was second unit director on “Cento giorni a Palermo” by Giuseppe Ferrara and, two years later, finally made his directorial debut: “The professor (Il camorrista)” (1986), a hard-hitting portrait of a Naples underworld boss, is a sturdy, inspired work that successfully combines political considerations and spectacular scenes. Nonetheless, it was with his… read more
Nothing to lose, after all, didn't fell it. Despite an intriguing incipit and the idea of unspecified location and time, drama doesn't satisfies you, expected and in the long trivial, even Morricone's score unnecessary. That's seriously "everything here?". Cet obscur object.. is quite easily to decode.