64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
At a critical juncture during World War II, the commander of an Axis submarine carries out an act of unwavering moral integrity and humanity, disregarding the orders of his fascist superiors. Based on a shocking true story that rightfully bestowed great acclaim upon the humanist Italian captain, Salvatore Todaro, the film that inaugurated the 80th Venice Film Festival is not only an outstanding period piece but also a riveting wartime drama, and a touching tribute to the enduring human values that even the atrocities of war cannot extinguish.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Edoardo De Angelis
Script: Sandro Veronesi, Edoardo De Angelis
Cinematography: Ferran Paredes Rubio
Editing: Lorenzo Peluso
Sound: Mirko Perri
Music: Robert Del Naja
Actors: Pierfrancesco Favino, Massimiliano Rossi, Johan Heldenbergh, Silvia D’Amico
Production: Indigo Film, O’Groove, Rai Cinema, Tramp LTD, V-Groove, Wise Pictures
Producers: Pierpaolo Verga, Nicola Giuliano, Attilio De Razza, Edoardo De Angelis, Paolo Del Brocco
Costumes: Massimo Cantini Parrini
Production Design: Carmine Guarino
Make Up: Paola Gattabrusi
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 120'
Contact: True Colours

Edoardo De Angelis

Edoardo De Angelis is a director, screenwriter and producer, born in Naples in 1978. Before discovering cinema, he was an overweight ballet dancer, a rapper, a talentless actor and painter, a poet cursed only by himself, and a water polo player. Then, at the age of 19, he discovered cinema and made his first short films in the abandoned quarries and countryside of Caserta. After graduating from Rome Film School, he made his debut with Mozzarella Stories (2011), followed by Perez (2014). The film that brought him fame is Indivisible (2016), the story of two Siamese twins who, thanks to their gift of bel canto, manage to feed their whole family. Presented at the Venice Days of the Venice Film Festival, it won the Pasinetti Prize for Best Film and a special mention for the twins Angela Fontana and Marianna Fontana making their debut, and 50 other awards worldwide. In 2022, he filmed the series produced by Fandango for Netflix The Lying Life of Adults, based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante.


2011 Mozzarella Stories
2014 Perez
2016 Indivisible
2018 The Vice of Hope
2020 Natale in Casa Cupiello
2023 Comandante