A feud in Sardinia in the mid-nineteenth century, the legendary figure of the bandit Bastiano Tansu, known as Il muto di Gallura. We present an exclusive preview clip of the film directed by Matteo Fresi, in cinemas from March 31st for Fandango.
The difficulty of communicating, but also a legendary figure for the whole of Sardinia. Bastiano Tansu, deaf from birth, he was a character who really lived in Gallura in the mid-nineteenth century, found himself at the center of a particularly ferocious feud between two families. The story is now told in a sort of Sardinian western directed by Matteo Fresi, The silent of Gallurawith Andrea Arcangeli in the title role. Presented in the official selection at Turin Film Festivalgoes out in theaters on March 31st distributed by Fandango.
We present an exclusive clip of the Sardinian western, The silent of Gallura.
The silent of Gallura, the judgmental tradition of the Sardinian western in competition at the Turin Film Festival
The silent of Gallura: official plot and trailer of the film
This story, set in mid-nineteenth-century Gallura, revolves around the feud that took place between the Vasa and Mamia families, which caused the death of over 70 people.
Bastiano Tansu is a real life character. Deaf-mute from birth, he was mistreated and marginalized until his fury and prodigious aim became useful in the cause of the feud. The blood bond and the murder of his brother Michele indissolubly tie him to one of the two faction leaders, Pietro Vasa who transforms him into the most feared murderer of the entire feud. The state and the church proceed by attempts, often clumsy, to stem the wave of terror as the two factions consume each other. When the peaces of Aggius bring about the end of the feud, Bastiano also seems to have found inner peace in the love paid for a shepherd’s daughter. But in a violent and superstitious world, which even as a child pointed to him as the son of the devil, Bastiano cannot be acquitted …