Il Pataffio

by Francesco Lagi

Il Pataffio


An unlikely group of soldiers and courtiers led by Marcount Berlocchio and his new bride Bernarda take possession of a distant fief. But their castle is a decrepit dump and their villagers aren’t willing to be ruled. Profane appetites and sacred yearnings, sloppy guards and poor rascals, in a fantastic Middle Age tale of freedom, hunger, sex and power.


Francesco Lagi is a screenwriter and director, who graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. After participating in the collective film "4-4-2 Il gioco più bello del mondo", in 2011 he directed his first feature film "Missione di pace", followed in 2019 by "Quasi Natale". He recently wrote and directed the three seasons of the Netflix series "Summertime" and the documentary "Zigulì". Since 2010 he has also written and directed theater plays with his company Teatrodilina.

2022-2020 Summertime
2020 Quasi Natale
2019 Zigulì
2011 Missione di pace


Lino Musella
Giorgio Tirabassi
Viviana Cangiano
Giovanni Ludeno
Vincenzo Nemolato
Alessandro Gassmann
Valerio Mastandrea


Producers Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa
Co-producers Maurizio Totti, Alessandro Usai, Iginio Straffi, Bastien Sirodot, Beata Saboova, Cédric Iland
Executive producer Alessio Lazzareschi
DOP Diego Romero Suarez Llanos
Editor Stefano Cravero
Author of the original music Stefano Bollani
Production designer Daniele Frabetti
Costume designer Mariano Tufano
Make-up artist Antonello Resch
Hairdresser Marco Perna
Line producer Gian Luca Chiaretti
Delegate producer Serena Alfieri
Sound consultant Giuseppe D'Amato
Sound editor Marc Bastien
Re-recording mixer Giancarlo Rutigliano
Production sound Dominique Warnier
1st Assistant Director Benedetta Barroero
Casting Francesca Borromeo

Technical Data

Original title Il Pataffio
International title Il Pataffio
Duration 117 min
Aspect Ratio 2:1
Format 2K
Sound 5. 1
Year 2022
Original language Italian, Latin
Countries of production Italy, Belgium
Production companies Vivo film srl, Rai Cinema
Co-production companies Colorado Film Production, Umedia
With the support of MIC – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo, Regione Lazio , UFund, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge and Tax Shelter Investors

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