Marco Aceti and the darkness of his characters: the success of the Roman actor between Siena and Rome
Forget the face of the handsome boy of the early days, the photo novels Lancio and the films by Brizzi and Lucini that made girls from all over Italy dream. And forget also the beautiful and mysterious characters of some of the most famous fictions of our house: Marco Aceti today seems to have found his own dimension in the complex roles of emotional and psychological instability, in the balances that break and transform the good guy into monster.
The Roman actor, who has just concluded “The Rules of the Game” at the Petrolini Theater directed by Roberto Belli, is the protagonist of a sort of monologue – or at least this is the cut that gives strength to the show – which he also sees on stage Sara Colelli.
“The story of a man and a woman – reads the synopsis – who once loved each other and who now set aside any semblance of humanity and face each other in an illusory and definitive showdown. A particularly current and dramatic theme, told with a gaze devoid of preconceptions, which highlights the metamorphosis of a love when it is transformed for one of the two into disinterest and then, for both, into rancor, contempt, visceral hatred.
Cruelty and deceit are the background to the whole story, forcing those who attend to suspend and continually review the judgment on the apparent nature of the characters. The two protagonists, played with exciting intensity by Marco Aceti and Sara Colelli, masterfully directed by Roberto Belli, once again relentless director in recounting the virtues and miseries of the soul and the human psyche, drag the viewer into the maze of a tight story. and claustrophobic that disturbs and makes us reflect “.
All true. Yet, what in the end remains beyond the director’s story that is found in the words above, is the strength with which Aceti imposes himself on the stage to make his voice heard, as if to scream difficult and unresolved characters he plays, exactly as for the ‘monster’ of “Lettera H”, a film by Dario Germani that brought him luck: starting with the Terra di Siena Film Festival (where also this year the film ‘Cani di strada’ where Aceti has a role, won the Critics’ Prize) to then obtain prizes and awards throughout Europe, it was the thriller inspired by the facts of the monster of Florence that led Marco Aceti to ride the right wave. With Dario Germani, Aceti has found its space, its location, its demons become real and keep the viewer glued to the armchairs until the end, until they are almost afraid of those deep eyes.
After all, it is the paradox that no good actor escapes: the talented comedian who is a sad person, the psychopath who in everyday reality is a man madly in love with his son and his life as a firefighter, as well as acting.
The show “The rules of the game”, applauded by critics and the public, will be a prelude to new commitments – again on the events of the monster of Florence – for the Roman actor who is experiencing, with merit, a moment of success that is not luck but study, commitment, willpower. An actor so close to the public and to the reality that we like and that perhaps, precisely because he is so ‘normal’, he scares us because he hides the dark side that is inside each of us.