|The Pool Hustlers a.k.a.
Io, Chiara e lo scuro
Front cover of the North American (NTSC), English-dubbed VHS version
|Directed by||Maurizio Ponzi|
|Produced by||Gianfranco Piccioli
|Written by||Francesco Nuti
|Edited by||Sergio Montanari|
|Running time||103 minutes|
The Pool Hustlers (Italian: Io, Chiara e lo Scuro, "I, Chiara and lo Scuro") is a 1982 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Maurizio Ponzi. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. It was co-written by Ponzi, male lead Francesco Nuti and established screenwriters Franco Ferrini and Enrico Oldoini. The symbolic names of the characters mentioned in the Italian title, "Chiara" and "lo Scuro", mean "Bright" or "Clear", and "the Dark One" or "the Darkness", respectively.
- Francesco Nuti as Francesco Piccoli a.k.a. "il Toscano" ("the Tuscan")
- Giuliana De Sio as Chiara
- Marcello Lotti (as Marcello Lotti) - "lo Scuro" ("the Dark One")
- Antonio Petrocelli as Mancino
- Novello Novelli (as Novellantonio Novelli) - Merlo
- Renato Cecchetto as Giovanni
- Claudio Casale
- Carlo Neri
- Claudio Spadaro
- Stefano Cuneo
- Pierangelo Pozzato (as Pietro Angelo Pozzato)
- "Festival de Cannes: The Pool Hustlers". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
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