Patrizio Oliva: From the Shining Ringside to the glittering movie Set

14 October 2013 News
Patrizio Oliva

Patrizio Oliva

We used to watch him inside the most prestigious ring of the world both as amateur and as pro boxer. He conquered several titles during his wonderful career such as the Olympic Gold Medal in 1980 and the LightWelter Weight World Pro Belt in 1986. Now Patrizio Oliva is ready to face a new challenge: the outstanding ringside of the seventh art. The Well-Known Italian Director Luciano Capponi chose the Former Neapolitan Boxing Champion to play a role in his new movie “Il Flauto”, which is a second chapter of a trilogy dedicated to the “Afterworld” (First one was “ButterflyZone). The movie – release date 17thOctober 2013 – tells the story of Gennaro Esposito (Patrizio Oliva), who is a poor street cleaner thrown in a desert island full of men wearing a uniform. Those men are, practically, oblivious souls waiting for being born. The protagonist will succeed to set them free, thanks to his good will and the love of Ninetta (Francesca Ferri).

I would never have thought to become an actor. Actually – Patrizio Oliva stated in a interview released by the websitemovieplayer.it – If Luciano Capponi hadn’t pushed me to do that, I would have never dare to get into the movie world. He saw me joking with my teammates during a charity Football match and told me that I could be a good actor. And so he offered me a cameo in his former movie “The Butterfly Zone”.

Il Flauto Official WebPoster

Il Flauto Official WebPoster

The EUBC President, Franco Falcinelli, who was the Oliva Coach during the triumphant Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, is sure that his ex boxer will be an excellent actor: “I have no doubt that Patrizio will succeed – Falcinelli declares – in his new career, because he have got under his skin the art of acting. I remember when he played one of the most Totò’s play (A Levella) during the 1980 Olympics. In that moment in front of me there was an actor, no a boxer”

 

Oliva during a Match of Moscow 1980 Olympic Games

Oliva during a Match of Moscow 1980 Olympic Games

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