Montalto Marche, 2021. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Pope Sixtus V’s birth, the mayor of his native village hires a religious musicals’ author from Marche, Angelo Santini. The Mayor asks him to realise a show based on famous events of Pope Sixtus’s life. Angelo chooses one particular event to base the musical on, under the heavy supervision of the village’s priest, and names it “Acqua alle corde”. It’s based on the famous event of the obelisk of St. Peter’s square. The mayor insists on this show having a big appeal and requests that Angelo finds a theatre company famous enough to catch media’s attention. So Angelo hires a musical group that, despite being really high level, disrupts the religious spirit of the works and makes it more absurd and funny. This creates as a consequence big tension in the small village.

Original title: Acqua alle corde – Water to the ropes
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Production year: 2022
Running time: 90 min.
Language: Italian
Directed by: Paolo Consorti
Main Cast: Cristiano Caldironi, Enzo Iacchetti, Elio e le Storie Tese, Giobbe Covatta, Natasha Stefanenko
Produced by: Opera Totale