New US Trailer for Stylish Italian Post-Apocalyptic Film 'Mondocane'

April 15, 2022
Source: YouTube

Mondocane Trailer

"We weren't meant to be here. We're Ants or have you forgotten?" Kino Lorber has revealed an official US trailer for a film from Italy titled Mondocane, which premiered at Critics Week at the Venice Film Festival last year. The title translates to Dogworld in English, describing this "proto-cyberpunk" post-apocalyptic film set in a city called Taranto. In the near future, Taranto is a ghost town surrounded by barbed wire that no one, not even the police, dares to enter. The poorest are left fighting for survival, while gangs compete for territory. Two 13-year-old orphans, who grew up together, dream of joining one of the gangs. "Recalling everything from Mad Max to Lord of the Flies to City of God, director Alessandro Celli's thrilling feature debut is a stylish post-apocalyptic vision and an inspiring testament to the power of friendship in an unjust world." This stars Dennis Protopapa, Giuliano Soprano, Alessandro Borghi, Barbara Ronchi, Ludovica Nasti. Opening in the US in May. This looks pretty cool, I have to say, maybe a good discovery.

Here's the main US trailer (+ new poster) for Alessandro Celli's Mondocane, direct from YouTube:

And here's two more original Italian trailers for Alessandro Celli's Mondocane, also from YouTube:

Mondocane Poster

In the not-too-distant future on Italy’s southern coast, the city of Taranto has become a toxic wasteland ruled by warring gangs and surrounded by barbed wire, where best friends Pietro and Cristian dream of escaping their hardscrabble existence for a better life in nearby New Taranto. Opportunity knocks when Hothead, the charismatic & dangerous leader of a local gang called the Ants, recruits the boys and gives them everything they fantasized about: money in their pockets, a family, a father figure. The friendship begins to splinter, though, as Cristian displays a surprising talent for mayhem and quickly rises through the ranks. With a new female friend pushing them further apart, an obsessed cop hounding the gang, and Hothead becoming increasingly unhinged, the boys barrel toward a confrontation that will determine if their bond is strong enough to survive. Mondocane is written & directed by Italian filmmaker Alessandro Celli, making his feature directorial debut after a number of shorts previously. This premiered at the Venice Critics' Week last year. Mondocane opens in select US theaters (NY & LA only) starting May 20th, 2022.

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