Mister Happiness

Mister Felicità

Directed by:Alessandro Siani

Produced by: Cattleyia,Rai Cinema

Distributed by: 01 Distribution

Italy | 2016 | Comedy| Italian | English Subtitles | 93 min

Cast:Alessandro Siani, Diego Abatantuono, Carla Signoris, Elena Cucci, Cristiana Dell’Anna, Yari Gugliucci

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English

Plot

Martino is a young Neapolitan, lazy and disillusioned, who lives in Switzerland with his sister Catherine. An accident immobolizes his young sister who is then in need of very expensive constant care. Martino has no other option but to work as a janitor at Dr. William Gioia’s practice, who’s a mental coach that specializes in urging people’s thoughts by positive thinking and actions. In the absence of Dr. Gioia, Martin takes the opportunity and pretends to be his assistant. One of his first patients will be the famous skating champion Arianna Croft who, after a horrible fall on the ice, has lost complete confidence in her ability and love for the sport. The problem is that the European skating championships are just around the corner. Will Martino be able to do it, in the unaccustomed role of Mr. Happiness, and between misunderstandings and unexpected revelations, to once again get Arianna to be the champion she previously was?

Director

Alessandro Siani

Alessandro Siani

Born in Naples, Siani performed at the Tunnel Cabaret’s acting laboratory in his hometown. In 1995, shortly after having won the “Charlot Prize” as best comedian, he decided to adopt the stage name Siani in honour of the journalist and camorra victim Giancarlo Siani. After being part of the comedy trio A Testa in giù and after having appeared in a number of shows, he had his first great success in 2004 as a stand-up comedian with the stage show Fiesta. Siani made his film debut in 2006 in the romantic comedy Ti lascio perché ti amo troppo, and following a few other roles he had his breakout in 2010 with the box office hit Benvenuti al Sud, which also got him a nomination for David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor. In 2013 he debuted as a director, with the film Il principe abusivo.

 

Italiano

Trama

Martino è un giovane napoletano indolente e disilluso che vive in svizzera dalla sorella Caterina. Un imprevisto costringe all’immobilità la giovane sorella che ha bisogno di costose cure. A Martino non resta che lavorare come uomo delle pulizie presso il dottor Dott. Guglielmo Gioia, un mental coach specializzato nello spronare le persone attraverso il pensiero positivo e l’azione. Durante un’assenza del Dottor Gioia, Martino ne approfitta per fingersi il suo assistente. Uno dei suoi primi pazienti sarà la famosa campionessa di pattinaggio Arianna Croft che, dopo una brutta caduta sul ghiaccio, ha perso completamente fiducia in se stessa e amore per il proprio sport. I campionati europei di pattinaggio, però, sono alle porte: ce la farà Martino, nell’insolito ruolo di Mister Felicità, tra equivoci e rivelazioni inaspettate, a far tornare Arianna la campionessa che era?

 

Regista

Alessandro Siani

Alessandro Siani

Siani ha iniziato la sua carriera all’interno del laboratorio “Tunnel Cabaret”, storico locale sito a Napoli nei pressi del monastero di Santa Chiara. Benché giovanissimo, nel 1995 vince il “Premio Charlot” come migliore cabarettista dell’anno. Decise di usare il cognome Siani in onore dell’indimenticabile giornalista Giancarlo Siani assassinato dalla camorra il 23 settembre 1985, come già fece la cantante neomelodica Rita Bonanno divenuta poi Rita Siani, moglie del boss di camorra e imprenditore musicale Tommaso Prestieri.

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