At the international press conference SEE WHAT’S NEXT ON NETFLIX in Berlin producer Gina Gardini, director Michele Placido, and actors Filippo Nigro and Alessandro Borghi spoke about the world premiere of the Italian TV series Suburra, coming soon to US Netflix.
Based on the book by Giancarlo De Cataldo and and Carlo Bonini it tells in 10 episodes, the story of 20 days of clashes between 3 worlds, the Vatican, the government, and organized crime and is the prequel to the film with the same name.
In comparison to the film we’re telling a story about many years before the film”, explained Gardini, and we’ll see characters like Numero 8 and Spadino, as well as Samurai, the boss. All of our characters, new and old, are looking for power.”
Said director Michele Placido, “I accepted the job because today TV is the highest form of cinematography, and I don’t say this lightly.”
The new characters include Filippo Nigro in the role of Amedeo Cinaglia, a city councilman who is politically center left, a guy who is a sort of “man of the people”.
And, yay! Numero 8, Alessandro Borghi is back in an adolescent form, with a very different look with platinum blond hair.
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One of my favorites of the last few years, it’s the very cool story about Romans who live and die by the sword: There’s Manfredi (Adamo Dionisi), the head of the gypsy loansharks, Number 8 (Alessandro Borghi), the “prince” of the Ostian underworld and Viola (Greta Scarano), his drug-addict girlfriend, Malgradi (Pierfrancesco Favino), the dirty politician, Sebastiano (Elio Germano), the nightclub owner,and the ‘Samurai’ (Claudio Amendola) the powerful boss that pulls all of their strings. Everybody wants power and money. Everybody’s vulnerable and nobody is safe.