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US Premiere

Director: Alessandro Maresca

Italy, 2005, 2 min

Shooting Format:MiniDV

Festival Year:2011

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Lisio Castiglia, Alessandro Maresca, David Roland

Crew:Original Music: Stefano Profeta - Cinematographer: Alessandro Maresca - Film Editor: Roberto Carluccio


John Black, 33 years old. The last minute of his life. He's going to die by electrocution, for a crime he never committed, nor even thought of. Fortunately, at the last second, a blackout saves him. After that he's finally declared innocent.


About the director

Alessandro Maresca was born in Rome, Italy in 1968. Director, writer, photographer, and actor, Alessandro is also author of short stories, poems, and songs.


Filmmaker's note

I often thought about the dramatic problem of a person being accused of a crime he never committed. Personally, I was also once mistaken for someone else, fortunately without any legal consequences. And though I've almost been killed by a junkie on that unlucky occasion, I am, morally and logically, against the death penalty, the cold heaviness of which I wanted to oppose with the lightness of fate's irony.


Director Alessandro Maresca will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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