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Directed by  Maurizio Ponzi
Cinematography  Carlo Cerchio
Initial release  11 March 1983 (Italy)
Sequel  Casablanca, Casablanca
6.9/10 IMDb

Starring  Francesco Nuti
Edited by  Sergio Montanari
Director  Maurizio Ponzi
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Produced by  Gianfranco Piccioli Marco Valsania
Written by  Francesco Nuti Franco Ferrini Enrico Oldoini Maurizio Ponzi
Screenplay  Enrico Oldoini, Franco Ferrini
Nominations  David di Donatello for Best New Actor
Cast  Francesco Nuti, Giuliana De Sio, Marcello Lotti, Novello Novelli, Antonio Petrocelli
Similar  The Hustler, The Color of Money, The Balti Bullet, The Last Kiss, Turn the River

The Pool Hustlers (Italian: Io, Chiara e lo Scuro, "I, Chiara and lo Scuro") is a 1982 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Maurizio Ponzi. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. It was co-written by Ponzi, male lead Francesco Nuti and established screenwriters Franco Ferrini and Enrico Oldoini. The symbolic names of the characters mentioned in the Italian title, "Chiara" and "lo Scuro", mean "Bright" or "Clear", and "the Dark One" or "the Darkness", respectively.

Cast

  • Francesco Nuti as Francesco Piccoli a.k.a. "il Toscano" ("the Tuscan")
  • Giuliana De Sio as Chiara
  • Marcello Lotti (as Marcello Lotti) - "lo Scuro" ("the Dark One")
  • Antonio Petrocelli as Mancino
  • Novello Novelli (as Novellantonio Novelli) - Merlo
  • Renato Cecchetto as Giovanni
  • Claudio Casale
  • Carlo Neri
  • Claudio Spadaro
  • Stefano Cuneo
  • Pierangelo Pozzato (as Pietro Angelo Pozzato)
  • References

    The Pool Hustlers Wikipedia