The King of Laughter (2021)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Period Film  |   Release Date - Nov 25, 2022 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 133 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Travis Norris

The biography follows the life of comedian and actor Eduardo Scarpetta (Toni Servillo). Scarpetta always commanded everyone’s attention and lived a bit of a scandalous life. The comedian rose to prominence in the late nineteenth century and made some enemies along the way. The film touches on Scarpetta’s legal battle against Gabriele D’Annunzio over a parody of one of D’Annunzio’s plays. Mario Martone co-writes and directs the drama.




actor, comedian, infidelity, playwright, theater, trial [courtroom]