Massimiliano Gallo is Vincenzo Malinconico, an iconic character born from the pen of Diego De Silva: a semi-unemployed lawyer, a semi-divorced husband, and above all a grandiose, irresistible natural philosopher. He is capable of saying big things with the air of shooting nonsense and of facing the Camorra like love with the same pirouette, alogical, dazed strength. Melancholy drags the audience into its ramshackle and unresolved events showing the world through an ironic and authentic gaze, forcing them to think, laughing. Failed lawyer, perhaps more psychologist than lawyer, Vincenzo Malinconico arrives on the screens of Rai 1 starting tomorrow in prime time. To accompany the events of the unsuccessful lawyer, a highly respected cast that sees the extraordinary participation of Lina Sastri alongside Teresa Saponangelo, Denise Capezza, Francesco Di Leva and many others. Born from a co-production of Rai Fiction and Viola Film, “Vincenzo Malinconico” leads the audience of Rai 1 into the magic of Campania, between Salerno and the Amalfi Coast. Discovering, as director Alessandro Angelini points out, the greatest show, the one offered by the people. Between praise of slowness and an eternal professional and sentimental precariousness, Vincenzo Malinconico navigates between ex-wife and children, between a new possible love and the difficulty of giving up the past. And it is in this sailing on sight that he is called ex officio to defend a certain Mimmo ‘O Burzone, a squalid Camorra butcher who is accused of tearing up uncomfortable corpses and disposing of them with deep-rooted nonchalance. At first, Melancholy would like to refuse to defend him, appealing to ethical principles. Then, convinced by Burzone’s daughter Brooke, who reminds him of his Alagia, he accepts the job. This adventure in the maze of the Camorra, between comedy and mystery, will give Malinconico the opportunity to meet Amodio Tricarico, a surreal handyman of the underworld who at any moment calls himself his right hand and never leaves him, in the good and bad. And it is bad luck that starts the investigation made in Melancholy, the night in which Brooke is found murdered for no apparent reason.
A tragedy in which one hundred and forty people lost their lives, three degrees of trials, decades of investigations, two parliamentary commissions of inquiry and a truth not yet fully revealed: “The Moby Prince mystery” thirty-one years after the most serious accident of the Italian merchant navy , tells one of the darkest mysteries of our country. A documentary film by Salvatore Gulisano, produced by Simona Ercolani and Stand by me for Rai Documentari, with the extraordinary participation of Salvo Sottile, broadcast in prime time, around 21.20, tomorrow on Rai2. Thanks to the direct collaboration with the Second Commission of Inquiry of the Chamber of Deputies, the documentary traces thirty-one years of battles for the truth and to shed light on the responsibilities of an unprecedented massacre through unpublished documents, unique repertoires of Rai and TeleGranducato and the final report of the Commission published on 15 September 2022, which outlines a dynamic of the impact that is much closer to historical reality, indicating some decisive clues about the responsibilities of that night. On the night of April 10, 1991, in front of the port of Livorno, the Moby Prince ferry, bound for Olbia with 141 people on board, rams the oil tanker Agip Abruzzo, stopped at anchor, and catches fire. The fire causes 140 deaths, all passengers and crew members of the ferry. According to the official reconstructions of the Port Authority, the government and the judicial bodies, the cause of the clash would be due to a “very dense fog” and the inexperience of the commander Ugo Chessa. Rescue never arrived at the ferry but focused only on the tanker. It was in fact taken for granted that the passengers of the ferry had already died in the first half hour after the collision. A truth, the official one, in which the relatives of the victims, first of all the children of the commander, Angelo and Luchino, never believed, and which has led them to fight over all these years to clarify yet another “mystery of Italy”.
It is the opera that inaugurated the season of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 7 December 2016, Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”, which Rai Cultura re-proposes tomorrow at 9.15 pm on Rai 5. Directed by Riccardo Chailly, directed by Alvis Hermanis, the masterpiece is proposed in the first version that Puccini wrote in 1904 precisely for La Scala, thanks to the work that the Musical Director of the theater performed with Gabriele Dotto and the musicologists of Ricordi, engaged in a careful reconstruction that takes into account various historical and environmental factors. Starring Maria Josè Siri in the title role, Bryan Hymel in that of Pinkerton, Carlos Alvarez as Sharpless and Annalisa Stroppa in the role of Suzuki.
On Rai1 ‘Porta a Porta’ – On Rai Movie homage to Robert Redford
Tomorrow guests of Porta a Porta Francesco Lollobrigida, Fdi group leader in the Chamber and Debora Serracchiani, Pd group leader in the Chamber. During the episode Bruno Vespa will interview Ingrida Šimonyte, Prime Minister of Lithuania, exclusively. The program will be broadcast at 11.30 pm on Rai1.
For the cycle “Balla col sole” – a tribute to the actor, director and founder of the Sundance Festival – Rai Movie proposes two other films with Robert Redford, broadcast tomorrow from 21.10. It begins with “The old man and the gun”, directed by David Lowery, with Redford flanked by Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek. The film is inspired by the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), a man who has spent his life between bank robberies and prison breaks. From a reckless escape from San Quentin prison when he was already 70, to an unprecedented series of robberies, Forrest Tucker disoriented the authorities and won over American public opinion. Involved in a different way in his escape are the sharp and unyielding investigator John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who relentlessly hunts him down but is at the same time fascinated by Tucker’s nonviolent passion for his craft, and a woman, Jewel (Sissy Spacek), who loves him despite his profession. It continues in the late evening with George Roy Hill’s 1969 film “Butch Cassidy”. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford respectively – are train robbery specialists. Hunted by a Union Pacific patrol, they expatriate to Bolivia with Etta, a teacher in love with Sundance, where they continue their business for a while. But when they decide to abandon the robberies, fate awaits them at the gate. At the time of the release of the film, which won four Oscars, the image of the two bandits fleeing the police was an ideal representation of the spirit of freedom and non-conformism of the generation of the 60s.
Thanks to the proceeds of the treasure stolen from the Spaniards, the pirate hideout in Nassau becomes a city in full expansion. It is ruled by the pirate Benjamin Hornigold and his gang, and soon becomes the home of aspiring pirate Anne Bonny. The new appointment with “The golden age of the pirates of the Caribbean”, aired tomorrow at 21.10 in first viewing on Rai Storia, with the introduction of Professor Alessandro Barbero for “aCdC” tells the story. Hornigold’s rival, Henry Jennings, terrorizes the sea with the fearsome Charles Vane. But after being betrayed by the governor of Jamaica, Jennings must also take refuge in Nassau. Hornigold takes advantage of Jennings’ arrival to declare Nassau a democratic pirate republic based on freedom, equality and enrichment. The pirate refuge in the Bahamas grows into an independent and egalitarian republic, open to the new generation of piracy and looting.
Kim Rossi Stuart guest of ‘Today is another day’ on Rai1 – On Rai3 ‘Past and Present’
The actor Kim Rossi Stuart will be Serena Bortone’s first guest on “Today is another day”, in the episode broadcast tomorrow at 14.05 on Rai 1. Following, Giovanni Floris, journalist and writer, in the bookshop with his latest book entitled “The game” a novel with a decidedly noir flavor. It will then be the turn of the young writer Chloe Facchini, author of the book “Donna”, an autobiographical story on self-acceptance and gender identity. There is also space for the singer Neja, an icon of 90s dance music. In the second part of the program, the usual page of news and politics. Guest, among others, the director of La Repubblica, Maurizio Molinari.
In June 1991, Slovenia and Croatia proclaimed their independence. It is the beginning of the dissolution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Federal bodies and military leaders – controlled by the Serbian component – accept the fait accompli of Slovenian independence, but react harshly to the similar initiative of the Croatian republic, which hosts large Serbian minorities within its borders. At “Passato e Presente”, broadcast tomorrow at 1.15pm on Rai 3 and at 8.30pm on Rai Storia, Paolo Mieli and professor Emanuela Costantini reread this page of recent history. Starting in the spring of 1992, the conflict moves to Bosnia, a republic inhabited by a mixed population of Bosnian Muslims, Bosnian Croats and Bosnian Serbs. The terrible Bosnian war will have its climax in the siege of the capital Sarajevo which begins on April 5, 1992 and lasts for over a thousand days. It will be the longest in modern history, during which it is estimated that about 12 thousand people lost their lives.
Venice, Genoa, Pisa, Amalfi. Among the famous maritime republics, the others are often forgotten. And, among these, Gaeta, which escaped the Byzantine dominion and became independent, starting to sail the whole Mediterranean with its ships. A city and its sea protagonists of “Art Rider”, the program conducted by the young archaeologist Andrea Angelucci, broadcast tomorrow at 19.25 on Rai 5. The city hides priceless art treasures, and Angelucci is also attracted to these places from the legend of the Grotta del Turco. Following the local tradition that wants the mountain above Gaeta to be split by an earthquake propagated at the exact moment of Christ’s death in Jerusalem, the archaeologist visits the Sanctuary of the split mountain, discovering its secrets and views. Before arriving in Gaeta, however, he travels the entire southern coast of Lazio, encountering stories that see pirates, Saracens, Knights Templar and the mythical traveler par excellence: Ulysses as protagonists.