Rocco Siffredi is considered to be the most famous porn star in the world. Born Rocco Tano in Ortona, Italy, he grows up in humble circumstances. His role models are his eldest brother Tommaso, who is dating the most desirable girl in town, and Supersex, a very particular superhero in a pornographic comic. When, in an incredible twist of fate, Rocco meets Supersex, he discovers that the two share the same superpower. This can save him from the difficult circumstances of his life, but it also forces him to pay the highest price: to give up love forever, or so it seems. The series depicts a life in the porn industry. It is about sex and passion but also about death. The story examines how masculinity is constructed and which questions of desire and power still dominate the relationship between men and women today.
by Francesca Manieri, Matteo Rovere, Francesco Carrozzini, Francesca Mazzoleni
with Alessandro Borghi, Jasmine Trinca, Adriano Giannini, Jade Pedri, Linda Caridi
Italy 2024 Italian, Subtitles: English 145' Colour World premiere | Series

With

  • Alessandro Borghi (Rocco)
  • Jasmine Trinca (Lucia)
  • Adriano Giannini (Tommaso)
  • Jade Pedri (Sylvie)
  • Linda Caridi (Tina)
  • Saul Nanni (19-year-old Rocco)
  • Enrico Borello (Gabriele)
  • Vincenzo Nemolato (Riccardo Schicchi)
  • Gaia Messerklinger (Moana)
  • Nutsa Khubulava (Rozsa)
  • Marco Fiore (9-year-old Rocco)
  • Francesco Pellegrino (21-year-old Tommaso)
  • Eva Cela (17-year-old Lucia)
  • Tania Garribba (Carmela)
  • Pietro Faiella (Gennaro)
  • Mario Pirrello (Franco Caracciolo)
  • David Kammenos (Jean Claude)
  • Johann Dionnet (Pontello)
  • Giulio Greco (Christoph)
  • Clémence Thioly (Julienne)

Crew

CreatorFrancesca Manieri
DirectorsFrancesca Manieri (Creator), Matteo Rovere, Francesco Carrozzini, Francesca Mazzoleni (Directors), Francesca Manieri
ScreenplayFrancesca Manieri (Creator)
CinematographyDaria D’Antonio
Camera AssistantMatteo Carlesimo
EditingGianni Vezzosi, Marcello Saurino, Giuseppe Trepiccione, Michele Gallone
MusicRalf Hildenbeutel
Sound DesignVincenzo Urselli, Mirko Perri, Giulio Previ
Sound MixingMichele Mazzucco, Federico Tummolo, Giulio Maria Sereno
Production DesignVeronica Rosafio
CostumesStefano Ciammitti
Make-UpRoberto Pastore (Make-Up, Donatella Borghesi (Hair)
CastingFederica Baglioni, Davide Zurolo, Parigi Mathilde Snodgrass (Paris), Federico Mutti (Kids)
ProducersLorenzo Mieli, Matteo Rovere, Lorenzo Sportiello, Valentina Avenia (Delegate Producer), Ognjen Dizdarevi`´c (Delegate Producer)
Assistant DirectorTiziano Grasso
Executive ProducersElena Recchia, Paolo Lucarini, Francesco Marras
Co-ProductionSmall Forward, Rom, Italien
Associate ProducersFrancesca Manieri, Alessandro Borghi

The Apartment (a Freemantle Company)

Rom, Italy

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Groenlandia (a Banijay Company)

Rom, Italy

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Matteo Rovere

The producer, director and screenwriter was born in Rome, Italy in 1982. He has made several successful short and feature-length fiction films including the award-winning Italian Race and Romulus v Remus: The First King. He was showrunner on the series Romulus and directed the series The Law According to Lidia Poët.

Filmography

2002 Lexotan; short film 2004 Unconventional Toys; short film · Sulla riva del lago; short film · Gitanes 2006 Homo homini lupus; short film 2008 Un gioco da ragazze (A Game for Girls) 2011 Gli sfiorati (Drifters) 2016 Veloce come il vento (Italian Race) 2019 Il primo re (Romulus v Remus: The First King) 2020 Romulus; series, 3 episodes 2023 La legge di Lidia Poët (The Law According to Lidia Poët); series, 2 episodes 2024 Supersex; series

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Francesco Carrozzini

Born in Italy in 1982, the filmmaker found initial success as a photographer in New York where he photographed covers for “Vanity Fair” and “Rolling Stone” and artists including Robert De Niro and Lady Gaga. In 2013, he switched to film and made commercials and music videos for Lenny Kravitz and Beyoncé, among others. His debut feature film The Hanging Sun, an adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s novel “Midnight Sun”, screened at the Venice International Film Festival in 2022.

Filmography

2008 1937; short film 2016 Franca: Chaos and Creation; documentary 2022 The Hanging Sun - Sole di mezzanotte (The Hanging Sun) 2024 Supersex; series

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Francesca Mazzoleni

Born in 1989, the filmmaker studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. After making several short films including Il premio, which was nominated for the Nastro d’Argento, she directed her debut feature-length fiction film That’s Life in 2018. In 2020, she made the documentary Sacred Point which won Best Film at Visions du Réel and screened at more than 70 festivals.

Filmography

2014 Il premio; short film 2015 1989; short film 2018 Succede (That’s Life) 2020 Punta Sacra (Sacred Point); documentary 2021 Romulus; series, 1 episode 2024 Supersex; series, 2 episodes

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Thu Feb 22 21:00

Verti Music Hall

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Fri Feb 23 14:30

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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Fri Feb 23 21:00

Verti Music Hall

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Fri Feb 23 21:30

Colosseum 1

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