Fort Apache Napoli
ItalianFortapàsc
Directed byMarco Risi
Screenplay by
  • Jim Carrington
  • Andrea Purgatori
  • Marco Risi
  • Maurizio Cerino
Story by
  • Jim Carrington
  • Andrea Purgatori
  • Marco Risi
Produced by
  • Angelo Barbagallo
  • Gianluca Curti
Starring
CinematographyMarco Onorato
Edited byClelio Benevento
Music byFranco Piersanti
Production
companies
Distributed by01 Distribution
Release date
  • 27 March 2009 (2009-03-27)
Running time
113 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian
Box office$785,422[1]

Fort Apache Napoli (Italian: Fortapàsc) is a 2009 Italian biographical film directed by Marco Risi about the fight against the Camorra and subsequent assassination of journalist Giancarlo Siani, played by Libero De Rienzo.

Plot

The film tells the story of Giancarlo Siani, a young Neapolitan journalist who works in the editorial room of Il Mattino in Torre Annunziata. He works the crime beat (cronaca nera). While writing about crimes and murders by the Camorra, Siani begins to investigate the Camorra's alliances with the politicians of Torre Annunziata, and to discover large areas of corruption and collusion between politicians and organized crime.

Despite the somewhat veiled threats of the local political class, Siani continues his inquiries, especially after the "massacre of the circle of fishermen". His articles particularly annoy the local Camorra bosses because they undermine their political and criminal alliances. After he is transferred to Naples by his paper, the Camorra meet and decide to kill Siani. Siani is shot outside his girlfriend's house, in the residential district of Vomero, on 23 September 1985. Siani was 26 years old.

Cast

Soundtrack

The soundtrack includes the following tracks:

Accolades

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
David di Donatello Awards 7 May 2010 Best Producer Angelo Barbagallo and Gianluca Curti Nominated [2]
Best Actor Libero De Rienzo Nominated
Best Screenplay Jim Carrington, Andrea Purgatori, Marco Risi, and Maurizio Cerino Nominated
Nastri d'Argento Awards 27 June 2009 Best Director Marco Risi Nominated [3]
Best Producer Angelo Barbagallo and Gianluca Curti Nominated
Best Actor Libero De Rienzo Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Ernesto Mahieux Nominated
Best Screenplay Jim Carrington, Andrea Purgatori, Marco Risi, and Maurizio Cerino Nominated
Best Cinematography Marco Onorato Nominated

References

  1. ^ "Fort Apache Napoli (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  2. ^ "David di Donatello 2010 - tutte le candidature" [2010 David di Donatellos - all the nominations]. comingsoon.it (in Italian). 8 April 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Nastri d'Argento 2009: tutte le candidature" [2009 Nastri d'Argentos - all the nominations]. comingsoon.it (in Italian). 28 April 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2020.