Directed by: Ricky Tognazzi (Excellent Cadavers)
Starring: Claudio Amendola (Queen Margot), Enrico Lo Verso (Hannibal), Carlo Cecchi (The Red Violin), Leo Gullotta (Cinema Paradiso)
Release Date: February 28, 2006
White-knuckle thriller featuring a pounding score by Ennio Morricone and based on a true story of uncommon courage.
Winner Of Five Italian Oscars Including Best Director – Ricky Tognazzi
Sicily, 1992: When a high-profile judge and his bodyguard are brutally murdered, four reluctant young cops are assigned as ‘La Scorta’ – Italian for ‘the escorts’ – to protect the replacement prosecutor from Mafia assassins. But in a country where high level corruption and sudden violence are a way of life, the squad quickly find themselves outnumbered, outgunned and desperately out of time. Even if they can survive the daily threat of car bombs and ambushes, will personal conflicts and backroom betrayals blow apart the nation’s most unlikely team of heroes?
Claudio Amendola (in his breakout performance) and Enrico Lo Verso star in this white-knuckle thriller from writer/director Ricky Tognazzi featuring a pounding score by Ennio Morricone and based on a true story of uncommon courage.
- Audio Commentary with Director Ricky Tognazzi and Producer Claudio Bonivento
- Judging La Scota – Interviews with Director Ricky Tognazzi, Actor Claudio Amandola, Co-Writer Graziano Diana, Co-Writer Simona Izzo, Producer Claudio Bonivento and Cinematographer Alessio Gelsini
- U.S. Trailer
- Italian Trailer
- Italian: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; Dolby Surround 2.0
- Subtitles: English
- 1.85:1 / 16×9
- 95 Mins.
- Not Rated
- Region Code: 0
NOTES & REVIEWS
“POWERFUL… A Latter Day UNTOUCHABLES!”
“A HIGH-OCTANE THRILLER!”
– Moving Pictures
“POWERFUL AND EXPLOSIVE!”
– Film Four