I fidanzati della morte (Engaged to Death) 1957 Ages 15+

1.00PM Sun 6 Dec 2020 (1hr 33mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'A gripping tale of speed, challenges and betrayals, shot during real races and starring most of the biggest race champions of the ‘50s. A legendary film, thought lost for 60 years and finally recovered and restored thanks to the support of motorcycle lovers from all over the world.

A couple of years before his greatest success with La Grande Olimpiade (The Grand Olympics), Oscar nominee for best documentary in 1961, Romolo Marcellini directed I fidanzati della morte (Engaged to Death). A fiction film, this time.

A tale about rivalry and burning passion set into the celebrated world of motorcycle races. A fictional story, but set and shot during real races: the most important motorcycle competitions, such as the legendary Milano-Taranto race and Monza’s Moto GP, just before Guzzi, Gilera e Mundial retired from speed racing. The film also features rare footage of the Guzzi wind gallery and of the Moto Guzzi factory in Mandello del Lario.' Rodaggio Film

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 93 MINUTES, ITALY/CANADA, ITALIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: ROMOLO MARCELLINI / SCRIPT: GIUSEPPE DE SANTIS, NICOLO FERRARI, JACQUES REMY, FRANCO SOLINAS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ALDO GIORDANI / EDITOR: ERALDO DA ROMA / PROD CO: SIRIO FILM, NEO FILM UND WERBUNG / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: RODAGGIO FILM / SCREENING FORMAT: 2K DCP