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Violent and tragic night for Slowly on Netflix

This is one of the big movies of the year for Netflix. Presented in competition at the 80th Venice Film Festival, Slowly was released in cinemas in Italy in December 2023, before arriving on Netflix on May 13, 2024 for international distribution. Slowly it is directed by Stefano Sollima, to whom we owe above all cinema Subura AND Sicario 2. His new production includes two great Italian actors in the cast: Tony Servillo AND Pierfrancesco Favino.

Slowly tells a story of revenge and redemption over the course of 24 hours, in a Rome hit by fires and power outages. There, Manuel (Gianmarco Franchini), son of former gangster Daytona (Toni Servillo), finds himself trapped by corrupt police officers who have used him to obtain compromising images of a minister. On the run, Manuel will turn to a friend of his father, Cammello, a former gangster like him. Terminally ill with cancer and initially reluctant, Cammello (Pierfrancesco Favino) ends up agreeing to help. The clash with the corrupt policemen will prove explosive and deadly.

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The end of Stefano Sollima’s trilogy

In this new film by Stefano Sollima, Pierfrancesco Favino is unrecognizable. Completely bald, devoured by disease, he will lead a last resistance of honor in memory of his friend Daytona and to save Manuel. This is not the first time the actor has filmed with the director, but the thirdAfter ACAB: All cops are bastards in 2012 and Subura in 2015. Slowly it therefore constitutes the conclusion of this informal trilogy centered on Roman crime.

Camel (Pierfrancesco Favino) - Adagio
Camel (Pierfrancesco Favino) – Adagio ©Netflix

If the story is a priori that of Manuel, Slowly mainly tells that of Daytona and Cammello, retired former gangsters who will be forced to return to the world of crime. The opportunity therefore to see Toni Servillo and Pierfrancesco Favino, two charismatic actors and leading figures of modern and contemporary Italian cinema, in the same particularly detective film. dark and violent. The two actors had filmed together in Confessions in 2016.

Source: Cine Serie

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