A docu-fiction that investigates one of the most original features of Sicilians: their typical body language.
Starting from a legend taken from the writings of Giuseppe Pitrè, freely reinterpreted, the film takes the viewer on a journey to the border between fantasy and reality, aiming at fun and discovering one of the most original Sicilian abilities: the capacity to communicate with gestures and facial expressions. That particular skill has allowed this people to make themselves understood in every moment of its history and from whatever foreigner came to its land, to dominate it or to pay homage to it. Making use of talented actors (Evelyn Famà, Rosario Petìx and Vincenzo Volo) and shot in various parts of Sicily, "The voice of the body" also proposes to be a useful, but still easygoing, vademecum for tourists interested in knowing more on the place they are going to visit and on the people who populate it. The drivers on this journey, in addition to the guide-actors, are leading figures from the world of Sicilian culture and entertainment, including Pippo Baudo, Emma Dante, Lucia Sardo, Salvo La Rosa, Mimmo Cuticchio. Made in Sicily is also the soundtrack, which uses pieces by groups such as Agricantus, Tinturia and Ipercussonici. The documentary has been recognized as a "Film d'Essai" by the Ministry of Culture, Directorate General for Cinema and continues to be shown successfully throughout the world in schools, universities and Italian Cultural Institutes.
Writer, Director & Producer: Luca Vullo
Director of Photograpy: Giorgio Giannoccaro
Editing: Francesca Bracci
Original Soundtrack: Fabrizio Galante, Enrico Nisati e Piero Simoncini
Songs by: Agricantus, Tinturia, Ipercussonici
Sound engineer: Marco Parollo
Post-Production, Audio: Simone Frati
Post-Production, Colour correction: Sebastiano Greco
Main Cast: Evelyn Famà, Rosario Petìx, Vincenzo Volo
Also featuring Simona Miraglia (Choreography), Riccardo Maria Tarci, Marzia Patanè Tropea, Marina Puglisi, Patrizia Scilla, Giacomo Buccheri, Giuseppe Minnella
Special guests: Lucia Sardo, Salvo La Rosa, Mimmo Cuticchio, Tuccio Musumeci, Roberto Alajmo, Pippo Baudo, Enrico Guarneri, Emma Dante, Lello Analfino
Historical Advisor: Rosanna Zaffuto Rovello
Format: DVD and Blue-ray
Genre: social/anthropological comedy