The 2006 Italian Film Festival of St. Louis

March 31-April 15, 2006



Manuale d'amore
(Manual of Love)
Friday, March 31

Buongiorno, notte
(Good Morning, Night)
Saturday, April 1

Il fuggiasco
(The Fugitive)
Friday, April 7

La vita che vorrei
(The Life I Want)
Saturday, April 8

Caterina va in citta'
(Caterina in the Big City)
Friday, April 14

I cento passi
(The Hundred Steps)
Saturday, April 15

All screenings are free and
open to the general public.

Films are subtitled in English.

I cento passi
(The Hundred Steps)

April, 15
8:00 pm

Directed by:
Marco Tullio Giordana
Luigi Lo Cascio,
Tony Sperandeo

114 minutes

Contact Information:
Laura Nicotra
Tel: 06 68210118

12 wins & 14 nominations

  • Best Screenplay, Venice International Festival
  • Best Actor (Luigi Lo Cascio) and Best Screenplay, David Donatello
  • Nominated Best Foreign Film, Golden Globe Award

This movie is a true story. The hundred steps was the distance between the Impastato's house and the house of Tano Badalamenti (Tony Sperandeo), an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi.
The movie is based on the life of Peppino Impastato (Luigi Lo Cascio), a young activist who decides to denounce the Mafia boss and the entire criminal system with a local journal and radio station. His activity incites the anger of Badalamenti and the local mafia. After announcing his candidacy in the local elections, Peppino was found murdered just a few days before the vote and, coincidentally, within days of Aldo Moro's assassination.

With grateful acknowledgement
for the sponsorship support:

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