The Vice of Hope (Il vizio della speranza)


Vogue Theatre Sun, Nov 24, 2019 5:00 PM
Film Info
Running Time:96 min.
Language:Italian with English subtitles
Director:Edoardo De Angelis
Producer:Tramp Limited
O' Groove
Medusa Film
supported by MiBACT
with the support of Regione Campania
with the collaboration of Film Commission Regione Campania
Screenwriter:Umberto Contarello
Edoardo De Angelis
Cinematographer:Ferran Paredes Rubio
Editor:Chiara Griziotti
Music:Enzo Avitabile
Cast:Pina Turco
Massimiliano Rossi
Marina Confalone
Cristina Donadio
Marcello Romolo


Edoardo De Angelis, director of the critically acclaimed Indivisible, returns to the Neapolitan coastal area with the beautifully told tale of Maria (Pina Turco), a young woman forced by economic circumstances to work as a trafficker of paid surrogate mothers, transporting them clandestinely along the Volturno river. But when one of the pregnant women disappears, Maria is threatened by her complicated boss, Zi’Mari (Maria Confalone) and has to find the missing woman. Accompanied by her trusty pit bull, Maria encounters a world of wide-open spaces but narrowing choices.

Co-presented by California Film Institute and BAIA - Business Association Italy America San Francisco.

Additional Information

Born in Napoli in 1978, Edoardo De Angelis is a director, screenplay writer and producer. In 2006 he completed his studies at the famous Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He graduated with a short entitled Mistero e passione di Gino Pacino, the story of a man who dreams about making love to Saint Lucia and end up losing his eyesight for his sense of guilt. He won the critic awards for this short at Küstendorf Film and Music Festival, where he met Emir Kusturica and Paula Vaccaro who helped him make his first feature. In 2011, he made his first feature called Mozzarella Stories. He directed and produced his second feature in 2014, Perez. In 2016 he directed the first episode of Vieni a vivere a Napoli, called Magnifico Shock. The film was premiered at the Bifest. In 2016 he also directed and wrote Indivisible. The film won 6 David di Donatello Awards and 5 Silver Ribbons. His fourth film, The Vice of Hope, has been presented at the 2018 Rome Film Festival and awarded with the BNL People’s Choice Award.