Da Laatste Overwinning
All the year round we follow a few members of the Civetta 'clan' closely. They have dedicated their lives to their district from the day they were born. From Egidio, the 92-year-old sage of the Civetta to 21-year-old Paolo, who grooms the horse and is totally committed to the cause. Only four days before the race, a Iottery decides which horse is selected for the district. This horse is then paraded through the City as if it were a god. It symbolizes Fate that will decide the future of the district.
The Last Victory is a moving film about the hopes, the moral convictions, the intrigues and the fluctuating fortunes of a small but passionate Italian community. lt reflects the different layers of Italian society: its traditions, its religion, its politics and its love of Sport.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: John Appel
Written by: John Appel
Produced by: Carmen Cobos
Cinematography: Erik van Empel
Editing: Mario Steenbergen
Original Score: Wouter van Bemmel
Sound Design: Hugo Dijkstal
Main Cast: Alma Savini, Roberto Papei, Camilla Marzucchi, Alessandro Calderan, Egidio Mecacci, Paolo Rossi
Nominations and Awards
- European Documentary Award – Prix Arte 2004