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Mario Martone is shooting Qui rido io, with Toni Servillo leading the cast - Production / Funding - Italy/Spain

Co-produced with Spain, the Neapolitan director’s new film focuses on the great actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta, father to Eduardo De Filippo. Filming kicked off last week on Qui rido io, Mario Martone’s new work on the king of Neapolitan comedy, the great actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta, who will be played by Toni Servillo. Scarpetta, who fathered Titina, Eduardo and Peppino De Filippo (who were born out of an incestuous relationship with his wife Rosa’s niece), dedicated his entire life to the theatre world, producing works which would go on to become timeless classics, such as Miseria e nobiltà, which was transposed to the big screen in the famous film starring Totò in 1954. He achieved extraordinary success during his long career, which spanned the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, and was a protagonist in the renowned dispute with Gabriele D'Annunzio over Il.

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