UNO

 

Furio Moroni is out. Free, after six years of prison. Six years in which he lost everything. Including his son, victim of a terrible accident. But now, it’s time to start over, with what he’s got left: his 50 years, the diabetes that obliges him to inject daily doses of insulin, and the money from the last hold-up. And then, there’s Uno, the gigantic dog his son left behind. They got him out of a trap together. He was only a puppy at the time. Beaten. Mistreated. Scared. Fragile. Now he’s giant and black and scary.


However, Furio discovers that there is still something else that’s left. Irene’s love. Irene, the woman he lived with before he was imprisoned. He decides to leave with her, with Uno, and the money from the last heist for a new world, a new life. But for people like him, things never go as they should.


His car gets stolen, with Uno inside. It doesn’t take much for Furio to realize that the thieves really wanted Uno. Dogs like him are worth a lot in the underground world of dogfighting. He could ignore everything, leaving Uno to his destiny of violence. He could simply leave with the money and the woman he loves. But Uno is the only remaining connection between Furio and his son. Besides, he can’t accept that when something gets taken away from him he doesn’t react. Furio is not that kind of man.  And never will be. He discovers that Uno has been sold in Croatia. Furio gets a car for himself. A gun. A contact over there. He leaves. He leaves, braving  he harsh Croatian winter. His disease. Irene’s disappointment. And the slim chances of pulling everything off. He leaves, aware of how much he’s jeopardizing his future.


It’s the beginning of a nightmare. A cruel nightmare, filled with unscrupulous animal traffickers and mass graves of dead animals covered in quicklime. Concentration camps where dogs are transformed into war machines. It doesn’t take much for Furio to realize that the thieves really wanted Uno. Dogs like him are worth a lot in the underground. Furio reaches Uno as he’s fighting desperately for his life. He saves him. He tears him away from his destiny, shooting, killing. He manages to escape. Towards Italy. Towards Irene. Towards a still-viable future.


But for people like him, things never go as they should...

A stereo 3d Noir Thriller directed by GIOTTO BARBIERI and co-produced with ALEKS PRODUKCIJA - CROATIA & GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA - AUSTRALIA, and also a prestigious partnership with GRAZIA VOLPI’S KAOS PRODUCTIONS in Italy (winner of the Berlinale in 2013 with Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s “Cesare deve Morire” ). Uno’s script won the prestigious Solinas Prize and obtained Media development funding with a score of 91/100 points - one of the highest scores ever of an Italian originated project. Cast, development, location scouting and pre-production are in an advanced stage. The film stars Anthony La Paglia (“Without a Trace”, “Lantana”), and is slated for production in 2015 with 3 weeks of principal photography in Croatia and 4 weeks in the Puglia region of Italy, for a total budget of 2.5 million euro.

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