The Vice of Hope
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Festival in Media
Section: Country in Focus - Italy
Country: Italy 
Year: 2018

The Vice of Hope

96 minutes/color




Maria walks firmly, her hood up, her time flows along with the river she lives by.

A hand-to-mouth life, without dreams nor desires, spent taking care of her mother and at the service of a merciless, bejeweled old lady. With her brave-eyed pitbull, she ferries pregnant women across the river, leading them to a painful, infernal fate. But hope will pay Maria a visit, in its most ancestral and powerful form, as miraculous as life itself, teaching her that staying human is the greatest of all revolutions.


Director: Edoardo De Angelis

Screenplay: Edoardo De Angelis, Umberto Contarello

Cinematographer: Ferran Paredes Rubio

Editing: Chiara Griziotti

Costume designer: Massimo Cantini Parrini

Music: Enzo Avitabile

Producer: Attilio de Razza, Pierpaolo Verga



Pina Turco, Massimiliano Rossi, Marina Confalone, Cristina Donadio, Marcello Romolo




Tramp Limited, O' Groove, Medusa Film

World sales:

True Colours




Edoardo de Angelis

Edoardo de Angelis was born in Naples. His feature films as director include Mozzarella Stories (2011), Perez. (2014), and Indivisible (2016), which made its international premiere at different festivals. The Vice of Hope (2018) is his latest film.




2011 Mozzarella Stories

2014 Perez.

2016 Indivisible

2016 Vieni a vivere a Napoli!

2018 The Vice of Hope