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Terra bruciata (1999)

After having lived a few years in the USA as a stuntman, Francesco returns to his home town for the funeral of his elderly parents.


Fabio Segatori
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giancarlo Giannini ... Macrì
Raoul Bova ... Francesco Loreano / Tom Grasso
Laura Martelli Laura Martelli ... Sara
Francesco Paolantoni Francesco Paolantoni ... Tonino
Bianca Guaccero ... Maria
Alex Van Damme Alex Van Damme ... Didier
Cosimo Fusco ... Santino
Lara Martelli Lara Martelli ... Sara
Burt Young ... Joe
Karin Proia ... Wife of Mayor
Tommaso Bianco Tommaso Bianco ... Baffo
Giovanni Capalbo Giovanni Capalbo ... (as Joe Capalbo)
Bruno Di Luia Bruno Di Luia ... Il Pelato
Alberto Cracco
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Mayor


After having lived a few years in the USA as a stuntman, Francesco returns to his home town for the funeral of his elderly parents.

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Release Date:

26 November 1999 (Italy) See more »

Filming Locations:

Matera, Basilicata, Italy

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Wastedland !
31 March 2004 | by belgaminoSee all my reviews

Francisco (Raul Bova), stuntman and double of a star (Tom Grasso) in hollywoodian movies of B series, come recalled to the fatherland, Italy, when he learns about the dead of his parents, victims of a fire caused from a short circuit. He arrives to a shiny-southern italian small-town (Sicily) for the funeral. After seeing his friends, he meets a young girl, Maria (Bianca Guaccero), who lives in his parent's ruins, and tells him that the parents have been victims of an attack warp from the two local mafia clans, Capeggiati from the violent Macrì (Giancarlo Giannini) and the Tonino, the so-called friends of Francisco, for the supremacy in the zone. With the aid of Maria and her friend a black valet, Francisco will revenge his parents and call blood-tragedy on his birth-town.

Fabio Segatori is very known in Italy for his awesome shorts movies : Wolves (2001) about cannibalism and Beasts(1996) about a killer persecution. His first film is a pursuing of the thinking of the body in our world : forgotten at the beginning (stuntman who loses his parents), hurted at the end (by the violence and the love). Segatori confronts the body to his environnement by the use of hegelian dialectic (the city and the desert) and he comes to a very terrifying conclusion : evil doesn't die at the end. It is in us. But you can't forget all the elements of a action movie code (jokes, love story, friendship, action, music) that Segatori uses well, but to philosophically. You feel it : it's an european action movie. Let's wait for the next movie filmed in U.S.A.

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