Our Editor has always expressed an interest in what can, at best, be called European Art House films though with titles like, ‘Big & Bouncy’, ‘Shaving Ryans Privates’, & ‘The adventures of Long Dong Silver’ we’re not quite so sure.
Anyway here’s some news about one of the…. urr…. biggest names in European Art House films, the legendary Rocco Siffredi with an authorised, no-holds-barred documentary about him.
Simply entitled ‘Rocco’, the documentary features a candid interview with the star in which he speaks about his true life, touching on his early career, fame and life with his wife of 20 years, Rosa Caracciolo, who he co-starred with in ‘Tarzan X: Shame Of Jane’ – before they married and went on to have two children together.
Sometimes referred to as the “Italian stallion”, Siffredi has appeared in more than 1,500 films over his 30-year career and also dabbled briefly in the French arthouse cinema world, appearing in Catherine Breillat’s Romance and Anatomy Of Hell.
The film also follows Siffredi’s recent decision to quit the porn business for good, shortly after appearing on Italian reality show L’Isola Dei Famosi.
It is the latest work from directorial duo Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai whose recent documentary Relève followed the short-lived reign of Benjamin Millepied as director of the Paris Opera Ballet, revealing his growing discontent with the institution before he quit last week.
Should see an increase in sales of foot long hotdogs at cinemas if nothing else.