Scena del Crimine is a frame narrative in seven ‘scenes’ that begins and ends on the prison island of Nisida. In between, we see five views of the city that have been determined by the underworld. We hear the sad story of a grandmother about her murdered grandson. At the forensic department of the police, detective Baiano tells how his former classmates felt prey to the mafia one by one. At the military academy, they aspire to counterbalance the chaos of the city with forced efforts. We see how petty thief Mauro, confined to his home under house arrest, is going out of his mind with boredom while looking down longingly at the lively streets of Naples.
Walter Stockman was born in 1966. Studied film at the Art Academy in Breda, the Netherlands. Since 1997 he has worked as a free lance director for the Dutch TV station VPRO. His work became internationally recognized when he was awarded for Best Documentary at the Brooklyn International Film Festival in 2003 and when he won the Dutch ‘Golden Calf’ for his documentary film ‘Ash Worldwide Suicide’. Currently Stokman is working on a film about life under the influence of the Mafia in the city of Naples.
Let Me Have It All (1993), Can’t U Hear Me Singin’ (1997), Ash Worldwide Suicide’ (2002), Based on a True Story (2005), Beautiful Beaufort-Wes (2006), The West Lusaka Man (2007), Scena del Crimine (2010)