The King of Laughter

Category: feature
Director: Mario Martone
Country: Italy, Spain
Year: 2021
Length: 133'
Production Status: completed


At the beginning of the 1900s, Eduardo Scarpetta, neapolitan actor and playwright, has become the most successful Italian comedian of his times, all his plays are a box office hit, theater is his kingdom. The great Toni Servillo portrays Scarpetta's extraordinary talent and charisma, diving into his unconventional family relationships and depicting the rise and fall of a unique character, from the creation of his timeless classics theatre plays to the memorable trial with the magniloquent poet Gabriele D'Annunzio.

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