Cast and Credits
Original title / Veleno
English title / Poison – The Land of Fires
Director / Diego Olivares
Subject / Gaetano di Vaio, Diego Olivares
Screenplay / Diego Olivares, in collaboration with Marcello Olivieri
Cinematography / Andrea Locatelli
Editing / Davide Franco
Sound / Daniele Maraniello
Music / Enzo Gragnaniello, Marco Messina, Sasha Ricci (99 Posse)
Production Design / Antonio Farina
Costume Design / Rossella Aprea
Cast / Luisa Ranieri, Massimiliano Gallo, Salvatore Esposito, Nando Paone, Gennaro Di Colandrea, Miriam Candurro, Marianna Robustelli
Associated Production / T & D by Eduardo Angeloni, Oliver Valentino
Italian distribution / Cesare Fragnelli, Altre Storie
International sales / Minerva Pictures
Format / Color
Runtime / 103 min.
Cosimo, a buffalo farmer, refuses to sell off his land to the family of the young mayor candidate. When he finds out he has a tumour caused by all the toxic waste that are illegally disposed of in the fields of the so-called “Land of Fires”, his wife decides to carry on his battle.
Diego Olivares (1965) is a Neapolitan director, scriptwriter and dialogues writer. After directing some short films he embarks in the making of a documentary about the closing of the Frullone psychiatric hospital in Naples, Gli ultimi giorni del Frullone – Cronache da un manicomio nel 2000. In 2003, he directs his first feature film I chinghiali di Portici. In 2014, he directs the short film Canemalato produced by Figli del Bronx for Sky Cinema.