Beta Film’s Canneseries entry “Cacciatore – The Hunter” premiers with tremendous success in Italy
Munich, 15 March 2018. The Canneseries competition entry Cacciatore – The Hunter has scored #1 among the fictional shows on its premiere night in Italy. The first two episodes of the gripping mafia story, based on true events, were watched by close to 2.7M viewers on RAI 2 with a very good market share of up to 10.4 percent, more than doubling the average market share. Cacciatore – The Hunter will celebrate its international premiere during this year’s inauguration edition of the TV-festival Canneseries on April 9th at the Cote d’Azur.
Cacciatore – The Hunter (12 hours) is produced by Cross Productions and Beta Film in collaboration with Rai Fiction, starring Francesco Montanari and Miriam Dalmazio, who will present the show’s international premiere in Cannes together with the two directors Stefano Lodovichi and Davide Marengo.
Palermo, 1993. After decades of bloodshed and government officials mostly treading the water with street-level arrests, it is time to go after the bosses. Palermo's streets are soaked in blood as a war between two mafia clans claims the life of criminals as well as the innocent. Two rivalling bosses are fighting for dominance while facing the now rising pressure of the law. In the eye of this storm is Saverio Barone, a young and ambitious provincial prosecutor who has the guts to stand up for what's right. When he dares to report his own boss, most of his colleagues disapprove. The chief of Palermo's Antimafia Pool though takes notice and appoints him to his unit. Barone is uniquely equipped for the job, with a distinct set of skills that will make him go down in history as “The Hunter;” and thanks to a succession of brilliant hunches, spectacular raids and front-page arrests, three hundred Mafiosi will be taken into custody. This is the incredible and untold story of the “hunting season” of the 1990s.
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