You’ve seen him on the big screen in 'La grande bellezza' and 'Viva la libertà.' Now, the unparalleled Toni Servillo serves up Eduardo De Filippo in a tale of hatred, envy, hypocrisy and moral decay.In 'Le voci di dentro', De Filippo forges a setting suspended between reality and illusion, decisively unveiling the guilty consciences of his characters, and, by extension, those watching them. Protagonist Alberto Saporito dreams his friend was assassinated and believes his neighbors the culprits. This crime exposes the sinister mechanisms that underlie suspicion and accusation, offering a comprehensive insight into the workings of a “guilty conscience.” Poor Saporito is witness and tragic accomplice alike, unable to act and redeem himself.
De Filippo wrote this piece at the end of World War II, painting a detailed portrait of the declining values the world over would see in the decades to follow. And even now, it seems that Saporito steps off the stage and sidles up to spectators to tell us that his tale affects us all, for we are all victims of another spiritual post-war era, one in which indifference prevails.