The tale of King Crab

Original Title:

Re Granchio


Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis








Gabriele Silli, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Ercole Colnago, Bruno Di Giovanni, Giovanni Morichelli, Renato Sterpa, Severino Sperandio, Eccelso Cassanelli, Domenico Chiozzi, Claudio Castori, Ugo Farnetti, Enzo Cucchi, Alessandro Cicoria, Mariano Arce, Darío Levy, Jorge Prado, Daniel Tur, Fernando Almirón

Event: 74. Festival di Cannes
Section: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Italy, nowadays. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the tale of Luciano together. Late 19th century, Luciano lives as a wandering drunkard in the Tuscian countryside. His lifestyle and constant opposition to the despotic local prince have turned him into an outcast for the community. In an ultimate vengeful move to protect (from the lord) the woman he loves, Luciano commits the unforgivable. Now an unfortunate criminal, he is exiled to Tierra del Fuego. There, with the help of ruthless gold diggers, he seeks a mythical treasure, paving his way towards redemption. Yet, little but greed and madness can grow on these barren lands.