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Filmmaker Pietro Marcello transposes Jack London's 1909 American novel about a rugged, radical individual — seaman-turned-novelist Martin Eden — to a Neapolitan port city in the late 20th century. As Eden, the working-class sailor with big ambitions, Luca Marinelli gives a smolderingly intense performance; Jessica Cressy plays Elena, the bourgeois dream woman who motivates both Eden's carnal desire and his quest for literary greatness and social status. Winner, Best Actor (Marinelli), 2019 Venice Film Festival; Winner, Platform Prize, 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 AFI European Union Film Showcase.


Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    129 minutes
  • Language
    Italian, Neapolitan, French
  • Country
    Italy, France, Germany
  • Rating
    NOT RATED
  • Note
    With English subtitles
  • Director
    Pietro Marcello
  • Screenwriter
    Pietro Marcello, Maurizio Braucci
  • Producer
    Pietro Marcello, Beppe Caschetto, Viola Fügen, Thomas Ordonneau, Michael Weber
  • Cast
    Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Carlo Cecchi