Films 2014

Arance e martello

by Diego Bianchi / Italy 2014 / 101' / Closing Film – Special Event Out of Competition

Cast and credits

Original title / Arance e martello

English title / Hammer and Oranges – The Market

Director / Diego Bianchi

Screenplay / Diego Bianchi

Cinematography / Roberto Forza

Editing / Alessandro Pantano, Diego Bianchi

Sound / Angelo Bonanni

Art direction / Alessandra Mura

Costumes / Valentina Mezzani

Cast / Diego Bianchi (Diego), Giulia Mancini (Eleonora), Lorena Cesarini (Virginia), Francesca Acquaroli (Armando), Luciano Miele (Enea), Ludovico Tersigni (Ludovico), Emanuele Grazioli (Goffredo), Antonella Attili (Trieste), Stefano Altieri (Rivo), Ilaria Spada (Amanda), Giorgio Tirabassi (Mayor)

Production / Domenico Procacci (Fandango)

Co-production / Rai Cinema

International Distribution / Fandango Sales

Press Attaché / Daniela StaffaFederica Ceraolo

Format / DCP, color

Runtime / 101 min.


Arance e martello (The Market) is a ‘historical’ film, a ‘costume’ drama set in the hot summer of 2011, in the midst of the Berlusconi era. The life of a quiet corner market is shaken when the Municipality decides to close it down. The only political organisation that people can turn to is the local section of the Democratic Party, which is separated from the market by a concrete wall, built to allow the construction of the subway. This will be a paradoxical and unique day, funny and dramatic at the same time, in which everything becomes a satirical paradigm of recent Italian history.

Diego Bianchi

Diego Bianchi, aka Zoro, opened his blog of occasional opinions in 2003. From 2008 to 2011, he shot videos for the series Tolleranza Zoro, first made available on Youtube and later broadcastedon Italian television. He directed the documentaries Finale di partita (2011) and Anno Zoro – Finale di partita 2012 (2013). In collaboration with Simone Conte, he published the book Kansas City. La Roma di Luis Enrique. Cronache tifose di una revoluciòn complicata (2012). He has been a columnist for the newspaper Il riformista and curated his personal blog on the website of the Italian TV channel La7. He is currently a columnist for the magazine Venerdì di Repubblica. Since March 2013, he writes and hosts the TV program Gazebo on the Italian TV channel Raitre.