sorry for the mistakes!
The beautiful stories we like to read. Like the one of Daniele
Misischia who after good short movies and TV series, arrives at the
feature film under the watchful eye of the Manetti Bros. And he does it
with a film about zombies, in which, in addition to the Roman brothers,
there is the name of "Rai Cinema" . And he does it above all with a
high quality cast that needs no introduction and starts from the
protagonist Alessandro Roja, passes through the exceptional Euridice
Axen, Benedetta Cimatti and ends with the voices of Marco Manetti and
especially Carolina Crescentini..
The smart idea to set 90% of the story in an elevator, allows the
production to spend less and the director to give us a setting, not
original, but different if combined with the zombie theme. Misischia
make a commitment behind the camera showing a certain skill that is
also reflected in the cinematography edited by Angelo Sorrentino. A
very interesting first half hour, with well-constructed characters and
not bad tension. New paragraph.
In the second part, however, problems arise, that is, a certain
repetitiveness of the situations (the protagonist is in an elevator in
the middle of a zombie invasion) and some too boring dialogues. Things
that risk ruining the good things seen previously, boring even a
little, leading us to a predictable ending and making us think that if
this film had lasted less, it would have been better. As always,
references to Romero are not missing, something that seems to be
mandatory for almost everyone who deals with the subject.
The story tells of the haughty Claudio Verona (Alessandro Roja), a
businessman who has to go to a business appointment. However, the
elevator stops. The emergency call has the only result of opening the
door to terror. Slowly, quietly, Claudio realizes that there is
something out of the ordinary, and after opening a gap between the
doors, he understands that Rome is invaded by zombies. His
transformation from a self-confident man into a scared and insecure man
is in addition to a good acting performance of Roja, also an
interesting development in the script. Yes ok, everything is a bit
spoiled by what we have said but we emphasize again the commitment and
strength of Misischia that gives us a genre film, overall, positive.