Caserta 1976: if eighteen year-old Faustino Ciaramella does not find work by year’s end, he will be drafted. For the time being, he plays guitar in the colourful Falasco Orchestra, but that gig comes to an end one Spring night in the town of Roccamonfina. Fortunately promoter Raffaele Niro offers Faustino a great opportunity for the Summer: playing with band leader Riverberi, former lover of singing star Ornella Vanoni. Augusto Riverberi’s Combo gradually takes shape: Augusto at piano, Jerry Como as crooner and Faustino who plays the base part with a Revox, seeing that there is no room for a guitarist. Band leader Augusto starts spending time at the Ciaramella house, in the company of Vincenza, and he becomes close to Faustino, or Johnny, as he calls the young man. After playing at a wedding for local big shots and on a TV show entitled No Net, their last show is on Capri, in the rain. Here, for the first time, Faustino picks up his guitar and plays. —Anica.it
Fabrizio Bentivoglio (born January 4, 1957) is an Italian cinema and theatre actor and a screenwriter.
Fabrizio Bentivoglio was born in Milan (his father is Venetian). After only one season in the juvenile team of Inter, he left his sporting career because of an injury to his left knee and attended the school of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. He debuted on stage acting in Timone d’Atene by William Shakespeare and also pursued his artistic career in cinema.
Continuing his studies in medicine, he then moved to Rome. With Dario de Luca and in association with Studio Universal he founded the Tipota Movie Company.
With the band Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel he has staged the show La guerra vista dalla luna. He has also filmed the short film Típota (1999) and has completed a tour performing his own songs.
The soundtrack of Eternity and a Day (Italy/France/Greece, 1998) by Theo Angelopoulos contains the track The Poet, with Bentivoglio’s voice. —wikipedia