Gorbaciof, a film by Stefano Incerti.

Although it may seem so, this movie has nothing to do with the USSR. The movie's title refers to the protagonist's crimson birthmark on top of his head, just as the former Soviet leader. Gorbaciof works as a cashier at the prison of Naples. Quite easily he manages to embezzle money with which he gambles at night playing card games in the back of a Chinese restaurant. When he starts to feel for Lila, the mysterious and gorgeous waitress of the restaurant, everything changes.

The beautiful camera work and excellent editing make up for the lack of dialog in this film (there is almost no spoken word). Lots of dynamic shots, close ups and long takes in combination with the very good acting of Tony Servillo and Mi Yang make for a great cinematic experience. There is a lot of suspense in this film, but it has also funny and romantic moments. The only downside is the story, which is too straight forward in my opinion. If you can live with that I would say that this is nothing less than a must-see. Enjoy!

Produced by
Angelo Curti .... producer
Edwige Fenech .... producer
Luciano Martino .... producer
Sergio Pelone .... producer
Massimo Vigliar .... producer

Original Music by
Teho Teardo

Cinematography by
Pasquale Mari

Film Editing by
Marco Spoletini

Casting by
Costanza Boccardi
Alessandra Cutolo

Production Design by
Lino Fiorito

Set Decoration by
Carmine Guarino

Costume Design by
Ortensia De Francesco

Production Management
Lora Del Monte .... production manager
Camilla Fava del Piano .... production manager
Maurizio Fiume .... production manager
Gennaro Visciano .... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Azzurra Mastrangelo .... second assistant director

Sound Department
Tullio Arcangeli .... foley artist
Marco Coppolecchia .... sound re-recording mixer
Marco Coppolecchia .... sound
Alberto Padoan .... boom operator
Fabio Pagotto .... sound
Daghi Rondanini .... sound

Visual Effects by
Adriano Di Ricco .... visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Luigi Giardiello .... digital imaging technician: pre-production and camera test
Giorgio Toso .... focus puller

Editorial Department
Massimo Gubinelli .... digital intermediate colorist

Other crew
Giuseppe Mele .... production secretary