It’s July 2006 and Leonardo Zuliani is missing, the whole world is glued to the tv, watching a documentary on the life of the young “hero” who no one has seen for 6 months.
Beginning with his childhood, friends, family, and teachers are interviewed, talking about the boy that everyone always knew was “special” and showed an aptitude for inspiring and leading people. One of his best friends was the grandmother of a classmate, an old woman who enjoyed telling anyone that she supposed was an immigrant to get out of her country.
As an adult, he was adored for his chain of all pork fast food restaurants, one proudly located next to Anne Frank’s house, and for rewriting the Bible, removing every mention of a Jew or anything Jewish.
Alberto Caviglia takes every Jewish stereotype, every prejudice, and every form of hatred and spins them around like tops, creating a merry frenzy that is absolutely laugh out loud funny. I love his refusal to consider anything politically incorrect; nothing under the sun was off -limits.
Starring Davide Giordano, Anna Ferruzzo, Omero Antonutti, Bianca Nappi, Mimosa Campironi, Alberto Di Stasio and Lorenza Indovina, with clever cameos by Carolina Crescentini and Vinicio Marchioni, this film premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.