Malabrocca, Bonatti, Tomba: the sporting “heroes” of Luca Argentero

Malabrocca, Bonatti, Tomba: the sporting “heroes” of Luca Argentero
Malabrocca, Bonatti, Tomba: the sporting “heroes” of Luca Argentero

A little ‘to run and escape from the Roman set of “Doc. In your hands 2 “, Luca Argentero managed to carve out a few days to finally come to Milan with” Is this the life I dreamed of as a child? ” of the pandemic and a new closure of theaters. A year later, he tries again. «Milan (and Turin) – explains the actor today, whom we reached by telephone – should have been the grand finale of a tour that had lasted for almost a year and a half and which I am now recovering. There is the thrill of being able to finally show the show to the people closest to me who live in these two cities. And it is the end of a very long journey, almost two and a half years including the pandemic, which has certainly produced changes ».

On stage, the actor brings the lives of three emblematic characters, whom he defines as “heroes” and who is the determination above all to approach: Luisin Malabrocca the man for whom the black jersey was “invented” in the Giro d’Italia, the climber and explorer Walter Bonatti and the downhill skier Alberto Tomba, three sportsmen who each in their own way made several generations of Italians dream, cheer and move. «They are – continues Argentero – characters whose life has struck me and who I told Edoardo Leo, who with me and Gianni Corsi co-signs the screenplay (and directs alone). They were stories that I told him at dinner and that I connected to my personal facts: three training courses that inspired me and that at 40 led me to ask myself the question of the title. This is why, by telling them, I also tell a little about myself, but not in the first person, which I consider rather uninteresting ».

He answers that question as a person that his goal has reached and exceeded it. «My life is honestly much better than what I dreamed of: I could not have imagined it more beautiful, happy and intense. I was very lucky. And I would very much like it, it would be a really good result, if even the spectators coming out of the show if they asked it, if I left in them even just a food for thought ».

After so much looking at the past and its balance sheets, for the future he plans to take a break from the theater. «’Doc’ consumes a lot of time compared to the possibility of doing other things». What will happen in the second season to the forgetful doctor Andrea Fanti protagonist of this much loved fiction, nothing can say. «We are in the midst of processing, saying anything is strictly forbidden (and I don’t know much about it myself). However, I have the impression of amazing new stories, which the public cannot help but love ». Instead, he continues, he continued filming “The ignorant fairies”, the series based on the film of the same name by Ferzan Ozpetek, the other production that has engaged him in this period. “Being on the set with Ferzan was once again a great pleasure (with Ozpetek, Argentero shot” Saturno contro “, ed). It was pure happiness to return to work with him, one of the people to whom I owe the most for my career as an actor ».

“Is this the life I dreamed of as a child?”, Teatro Manzoni, via Manzoni 33, 8-10 October, Friday at 8.45 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 5.45 pm and 8.45 pm, 23/35 euro, manzoni.it

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