The documentary tells the story of Emilio salgari following three different narrative itineraries through his last twenty years of life. Turin narrative itinerary, the city where he lived his unquiet years, during the end of last century. The exotic itinerary, the fantastic geography of his novels, his “monde à part” that is made of distant and charming places, his imaginative fantastic wirolds which filled up the boyhood of many generations of readers. Lastly, we want to tell about the man Salgari, his inner motives, what brought him to commit suicide, by exploring his last Turin house in Corso Casale, retracing his last years through his famous and desperate letters.

The intention of this documentary is to tell the story of Emilio Salgari from a new point of view. In particular there’s a focus on Salgari last twenty years of life, the Turin years, the most significant of his whole life. A life which turns faster and faster on the miserable and sad writer cliché. Finally that is important for us to tell about a mysterious man but also a navy captain. This man travelled around the world to describe minutely the many fabolous characters adventures such as Sandokan and Corsaro Nero.

Marco Serrecchia
Silvia Staderoli, Marco Serrecchia
Silvia Staderoli, Marco Serrecchia
Director of photography
Duccio Cimatti
Film Editor
Original Music
Furio di Castri
Gianluca Costamagna
Production Director
Matteo Raffaelli
Organizzatore generale
Matteo Raffaelli
Executive production
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con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte e della Regione Piemonte (Piemonte Doc Film Fund - Fondo regionale per il documentario - sviluppo dicembre 2008).
Assistente alla regia
Silvia Amico, Giorgio Carella
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