Pericle (film)

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Film poster
Directed by Stefano Mordini
Written by Francesca Marciano
Stefano Mordini
Valia Santella
Starring Riccardo Scamarcio
Marina Foïs
Music by Peter von Poehl
Cinematography Matteo Cocco
Edited by Jacopo Quadri
Release date
  • 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Box office US$167,439[1]

Pericle (Italian: Pericle il Nero) is a 2016 Italian crime film directed by Stefano Mordini.[2] It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4]


Pericle is the henchman of Don Pietro, the boss who rules a powerful Camorra group based in Belgium, and is specialized in sodomizing his victims to submit themselves to the will of the organization, after committing a mistake during a punitive mission, he will found himself sentenced to death and he will be forced to escape in France, where an unexpected encounter will make him reflect on his life.


  • Riccardo Scamarcio as Pericle
  • Marina Foïs as Anastasia
  • Gigio Morra as Don Luigi
  • Nissim Renard as Vincent
  • Valentina Acca as Anna
  • Lou Lambrecht as Stella
  • Maria Luisa Santella as Signorinella
  • Lucia Ragni as Aunt Nenè

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pericle il nero". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cannes Official Selection" (PDF). Cannes. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "2016 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup". IndieWire. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cannes 2016: Film Festival Unveils Official Selection Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Pericle on IMDb