THE NATURAL. MARCO PANTANI (2021)
Here is a film that, with tenderness, empathy and love, tells the story, from the inside, of the man and the sportsman that was the legendary Marco Pantani, “the pirate”. His mother called it the “first real film about Marco”: and we are particularly proud of it.
Through public and private archive material and intimate, moving conversations with family members, his coach and close friends, “The Natural” retraces the life of a great cyclist against the backdrop of his home town of Cesenatico, a small town overlooking the Adriatic Sea, a town with the warmth to never stop believing that “someone like him would ever give in”.
This is a portrait that restores vitality and dignity to an iconic figure that has been trampled on.
PRODUCED BY: Okta Film production, with Rai Cinema, in collaboration with the Marco Pantani Foundation with the support of: Fondo per l’Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia | MiC – Direzione Generale Cinema
RUNNING TIME: 90 min
RELEASE DATE: 2021