Interview with Maccio Capatonda, Luigi Fedele and Coco Rebecca Edogamhe, protagonists of Rapiniamo il Duce. On Netflix.
A treasure to steal, not just any, that of Mussolini. A precise plan. A ragtag gang: We rob the Duce by Renato De Maria is on Netflix from October 26, after the preview at the Rome Film Fest.
The criminal mastermind that designs the amazing plan to steal the Duce’s valuables is that of Isola, played by Pietro Castellitto. The actor drives a rich man cast: with him Matilda DeAngelis, who is Yvonne, singer officially in love with the fascist leader Achille Borsalino (Filippo Timi), and secretly in love with Isola. And again: Luigi Fedele, Tommaso Ragno, Coco Rebecca Edogamhe and Maccio Capatonda, all members of the gang of thieves.
Maccio is Giovanni Fabbri, a driver who defines himself as a “hero of the country” for having won several sporting competitions, but is totally unreliable due to his inordinate passion for drugs. However, Isola wants him as a driver for the heist and this complicates things. We met Maccio Capatonda in Rome, together with the actors Luigi Fedele and Coco Rebecca Edogamhe: he confessed to us that perhaps in this character there is also a bit of Father Maronno, one of his most famous characters.
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In Rapiniamo il Duce the character of Maccio Capatonda is described as a “hero of the country”. The actor thinks there’s a need today: “We probably need heroes, because there aren’t any. I really don’t see any around. At least famous heroes: then maybe there are many heroes in our lives, but not in public ones. Honest and capable people would be enough“.
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As for his character instead, whom Isola finds hidden in a convent, perhaps there is some connection with Father Maronno: “A little yes, because Fabbri hides in the convent to escape the draft and not participate in the war. He’s a wimp. And Father Maronno is one who, by chance, the veil fell on his head and fruit this casual vocation to steal money from devotees“.