Magazine article Screen International

Rai Com Announce Mipcom Deals for 'The Best of Youth', 'Inspector Montalbano' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Rai Com Announce Mipcom Deals for 'The Best of Youth', 'Inspector Montalbano' (Exclusive)

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Deals also announced for The Bastards of Pizzofalcone, The Ladies’ Paradise and The Family.

‘The Best Of Youth’

Rai Com has announced several key deals from this year’s Mipcom.

The international sales arm of state Italian broadcaster Rai sold remake rights for two of its prominent products. American Gersh Agency bought the rights to The Bastards of Pizzofalcone, the story of the last chance for redemption of a discredited police department in Naples.

And India’s Rangrez bought the rights to remake one of the biggest successes of Rai’s recent history, The Best Of Youth, a four-part miniseries from Marco Tullio Giordana, chronicling some of the most turbulent years of the Italian history through the eyes of four friends.

The Best Of Youth originally aired in Italy in 2003 after being premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and starred a very young Jasmine Trinca (Fortunata). …

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