News culture “I enjoyed myself” This thriller fascinates Netflix subscribers and exceeds 30 million hours viewed!
Published on 13/12/2022 at 11:29
Big Netflix releases generally benefit from good communication from the platform, but it is not uncommon for more discreet productions to make their mark and become real phenomena. This is what is happening with an Italian thriller which is currently attracting subscribers to the platform.
An Italian thriller rises to the podium of the most viewed films on Netflix
In recent days and weeks, there has been a lot of talk about Troll, the film by Roar Uthaug, Pinnochio by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson or Lady Chatterley’s Lover. The first and the third have hoisted themselves at the top of the charts of the most viewed movies on Netflix the week of December 8, but the podium is completed by a film that few people saw coming. A small feat as it is difficult to find your place in this vast catalog, even when you are highlighted and have just been released.
This performance was directed by an Italian film directed by Cosimo Gomez (Io e Spotty, Affreux et Méchants), and published on the SVOD platform last November 30. This is Il mio nome è vendetta (Mon nom est Vendetta in French). It is a thriller in which Sofia, a teenager played by Ginevra Francesconi, sees his life turned upside down because of a simple photo which she took from her father and posted on Instagram. From the first moments of the feature film, we learn that this father, named Santo (Alessandro Gassman), is linked to the Ndrangheta, a Calabrian mafia organization. Criminals then arrive at Sofia and Santo’s house, and the duo flees to set up a terrible vengeance.
If the most cinephiles bring up a certain lack of originalitythey point out that it is a brutally effective action movie, well embodied, and endowed with interesting plans from a production point of view. But overall, Il mio nome è vendetta is a real hit and has been viewed for more than 32.49 million hours at last check-in.
A success and a conquered public
It’s a feature film one of the most viewed Italian films on the platform of SVOD. It must be said that in terms of action, Cosimo Gomez had plenty to do with the presence by Alessandro Gassman, who is billed by many as Italy’s Liam Neesonand which we saw in The Transporter 2 ! On social networks, many have expressed their enthusiasm for this Italian feature film. Some Twitter users thus speak of “crazy”, of an “incredible” filmwhile others state quite clearly that it had been a long time since they had “delighted” like that.
There are obviously more measured reactions, which once again point to this lack of real originality while emphasizing that the set is well packaged. To support the performances of Alessandro Gassman and Ginevra Franscesconi, we find Remo Girone, Marcello Mazzarella, Sinja Dieks, Alession Pratico, Gabriele Falsette or even Marco Boriero. Everything is mis en musique by Roberto Amoroso and Gaia Antiforaunder the leadership of a director who has won several awards in Italy for his work.