Luke Allen-Gale - RUGGERO LEVATI
He plays Ruggero, a thick head of messy brown hair and unshaven cheeks, thin and unassuming, who is desperate after being dumped by his wife, the love of his life. In fact, Giulia was the only thing that made him happy; his life revolving around her. In time, Ruggero realizes he really does have a solid backbone, a brain, and even a bulging dose of self-confidence, to make something of himself – for himself.
Luke Allen-Gale made his debut alongside Kenneth Branagh on the TV series Wallander. He is known for his role as William Whele in the apocalyptic series Dominion; and for being Fredirigo in the famous US Series The Borgias.
He also appeared in several other successful series like Monroe, The Promise, Midsomer Murders, Death in Paradise and BBC One’s Ripper Street.
John Hannah - ELIO SIRONI
John Hannah became internationally known for his memorable role as Matthew in Richard Curtis's Four Weddings and a Funeral, alongside Hugh Grant, Andie McDowell and Kristin Scott Thomas.
He also starred in John Hewitt's Sliding Doors, next to Gwyneth Paltrow, and in The Mummy trilogy and in several successful series like Damages, A Touch of Cloth or the BBC’s Atlantis.
He plays Elio Sironi, a man who lost his spine somewhere along his path in life. Never one to fully enjoy the benefits of his secret, gigolo lifestyle as a high-end bank manager thanks to a humble upbringing of integrity and respect, he struggles to steer his ship sailing in waters he can’t navigate. Discomfort causes stress, and that stress causes him to lash out in anger, somewhat comically, but ultimately results in his demise.
Hana Sofia Lopes is a Luxembourgish actress of Portuguese and Canadian descent.
She graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (CNSAD).
She is known for her role as Adriana Noronha in the Portuguese TV series Coração d'Ouro.
Anthony Lapaglia won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for his role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series Without a Trace, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Simon Moon on the TV show Frasier.
Federico Castelluccio - SANTE CASORIA
Federico Castelluccio is best known for his role as Furio Giunta on the HBO TV series The Sopranos.
He also starred alongside Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez in El Cantante, and acted along Robert Downey Jr. in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints which debuted in 2006 at the Sundance Film Festival.
He plays Sante Casoria, a man who means business. Sure, he can see the lighter side of life, which helps him in his negotiations with the desperate cases of the world, primarily rich guys who suddenly feel the need to be richer and will hire his loan shark ring to do it, but he’s not afraid to pop a bullet in someone’s head to keep things smooth. The man means business: he’s both business and mean.
Anthony LaPaglia - GAETANO LOLLI
Julian Sands - OFFICER JONTA
Julian Sands has starred in James Ivory’s A Room with a View, Steve Miner’s Warlock, Steven Spielberg’s Arachnophobia, or David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch. He also worked several times with Mike Figgis (like on Leaving Las Vegas) as well as with Dario Argento. He was 24’s Vladimir Bierko, and appeared in Ocean’s Thirteen and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
She plays Giulia, a small-town Italian girl who follows her husband, Ruggero, abroad. But deep down, she sees it as a chance at a new life as Giulia lets herself get carried away by blind ambition. Overly friendly and highly seductive, it’s a formula that seems to work for her in her new country and helps her shed her small-town ways. But the formula is superficial – has Giulia learned her lesson too late?
He plays Gaetano Lolli, a hardened face of a man who’s seen it bad in his day. He has had enough of the tough guy life, but admits its that very tough guy life that has made him appreciate things. Like the need for trust and friendship. And service. After spending so many years taking out of necessity, he’s giving back. Whether it be in information to the police, or home-cooked meals and priceless advice to his neighbour, Ruggero, Lolli is proof that even the hardest of men can change.
He plays Officer Jonta, a logical man hardened by years on the police force. Selfconfessed workaholic, he loves his job even more than his wife, but he’d never tell her that. Jonta takes pride in being called the force’s Sherlock Holmes, even as he moves up in age but not in rank. Trustworthy and introspective, he uses both charm and intimidation to get his information and, sprinkled with a good dose of his investigative wisdom, he always gets his man. Almost always
Marco Lorenzini - CHIEF SALINA
Marco Lorenzini is a Luxembourgish actor best known for his role as Victor on Jaco Van Dormael's Le Tout Nouveau Testament. He started his career working on the stage, in multiple theater productions in Luxembourg. His first film credit is in the 1989 movie De falchen hond. From there on he stared in different productions in Luxembourg, France and Germany, among them Twin Sisters, The Unemployment Club, Renaissance.
Julian Nest has extensive feature film experience and appeared recently as the family lawyer Peter Semple in Terence Davies’ critically-acclaimed Sunset Song, starring Agyness Deyn. He has also worked with directors Michael Radford (twice), Peter Greenaway, Roman Coppola and Julien Temple.
He plays Franklin, a hapless and occasionally rather hopeless bank employee. He does his best to please his boss, Mr. Sironi, but rarely succeeds. Despite this, he retains his simple good natured outlook on life, whatever misfortunes befall him, even when those misfortunes include being held up at gunpoint... three times!
Julian Nest - FRANKLIN