Cast and Credits
Original title / MalaMènti
English title / MeanMinds
Director / Francesco Di Leva
Screenplay / Francesco Di Leva, Ciro Petrone
Cinematography / Francesco Di Leva
Editing / Gianluca Paoletti
Music / Francesco Forni
Sound / Stefano Grosso
Production Design / Carmine Guarino
Costume Design / Giovanna Napolitano
Cast / Francesco Di Leva, Ciro Petrone, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto
Production / Terranera S.A.S. - Francesco Di Leva, Adriano Pantaleo
Associated Production / Parallelo 41 Produzioni Coop. - Antonella Di Nocera
Press Attaché / Valeria Aiello
Format / Color
Runtime / 13 min.
Ciccio, so called “O’ Pazz” (the Mad Man) and Ciruzzo, so called “Pesce Bello” (Beautiful Fish) are two bloody murderers that smear violence onto the weak. In an atmosphere of supremacy between the miserable, new enemies, apparently inoffensive, seem to start gaining space. Pushed by the alienation of the place, the two criminals start to develop a paranoia even towards two helpless animals: Severino the donkey and Piero the boar. The final showdown is near.
Francesco Di Leva
Francesco Di Leva (1978) was born Naples. He graduated in dramatic arts and worked in theatre with Luca De Filippo, Mario Martone and Francesco Rosi, amongst others. He acted in several TV series. On the big screen, he has worked with Italian directors Vincenzo Marra (Vento di terra), Francesco Patierno (Pater familias) and Claudio Cupellini (Una vita tranquilla – nominated for the David di Donatello in 2010 as Best Supporting Actor). MalaMènti is his debut film as a director.