«I understood that Vittorio Cecchi Gori wished to destroy me. My boyfriend? He’s 32 years previous»- Corriere.it

from Candida Morville

The previous producer now lives in Miami: «As a baby I used to be a refugee, Paul VI confirmed me». “For the reason that divorce, I have never taken something away, not even a home.” «I’ve by no means hidden that I am drawn to intercourse, I believe it is stunning, playful. Introduced Intercourse and town to Italy. My physique? I attempt to not give in to the years”

Within the 90s, she was the movie producer who made every little thing that touched gold, like Leonardo Pieraccioni, like Vincenzo Salemme, Giorgio Panariello. It was the period of pink carpets, non-public jets, Oscar night time with The postman by Massimo Troisi. So that they arrived the divorce of Vittorio Cecchi Gori, quick oblivion, perennial images in Miami Seaside, in a bikini, subsequent to stunning and match younger individuals.

What’s Rita Rusic doing at this time?
«In Miami, I did not simply go to the seashore: I studied directing on the New York Movie Academy, within the classroom on daily basis with twenty-year-old college students. The primary lesson was: what are an important parts of a movie? First, the story. Second, the story. Third, the story. Briefly, I, who produced 150 movies, signed and unsigned, began from the fundamentals».

In case your life have been a film, what would the primary scene be?
«We’d be on the hill of Kastellir, a really small city in Istria, with the ocean within the distance. With my mom who has simply given beginning to me and exhibits me to the villagers, holding me in her arms, my sister by the hand. Then, the lady from the village approaches and says: this lady goes far, she shouldn’t be going to remain right here, she goes to be well-known ».

What have been your individuals doing in Kastellir?
«They acquired married very younger, the mom took care of us daughters, the daddy performed saxophone and clarinet, taught music, did a little bit of theater and, to outlive, marble sculptures. However who needs him to purchase sculptures in Kastellir? So he carved tombstones of the lifeless.

I do not suppose you bear in mind once you left for Italy as a refugee on the age of 4.
«I’ve a transparent picture of mother and pop who inform us to not inform anybody about it and of all of us leaving, with two cardboard suitcases and the widowed grandmothers who accompany us on the bus to Trieste and cry».

Do you additionally bear in mind the refugee camp?
«San Saba had been a focus camp, they put us in a room with the mattresses on the ground nonetheless stained with blood. I mentioned: I’ll by no means sleep there. However just lately, the daughter of the person who accompanied us informed me that my sister saved saying “every little thing is mistaken” and I replied: sure, however we should not return».

In hindsight, why did he say that?
«Passing by way of Trieste, I noticed a metropolis for the primary time. For me, coming from a spot with two timber and two branches, it felt like the long run. I already wished to go ahead ».

After the refugee camp?
“Eight years of boarding college with the nuns in Rome. Then the household gathered in Busto Arsizio, the place we have been assigned a small home for refugees. I used to be 14 years previous, Busto was tight for me and I invented a faculty that was in Milan: dental technician. In that 1974, at college, there have been these from Autonomia Operaia and people from armed gangs. Within the morning some companions mentioned to me: have you ever seen your pal? And he imitated his wrists with handcuffs».

And has she by no means ventured into subversion?
“I used to be born too poor to not perceive that it was harmful.”

Then comes vogue, the style exhibits. When did you understand that magnificence might provide you with energy?
«In boarding college: the director’s spouse preferred me a lot that she took me beneath her wing. She confirmed me with Paul VI, introduced me luggage filled with items ».

The ugly boarding college?
“Go upstairs to mattress. They made us sing “when it is time to sleep, good kids go away their video games and go to their moms”. How do you make the kids sing with their mom distant?».

Trend, cinema, an escape, a dream or one thing else?
“A dream. I learn that Miranda and Nicole have been in search of fashions. Being a girl, I assumed there was no hazard and I launched myself. They provided me an audition for the Discoring theme track. It was extraordinarily embarrassing: Donna Summer season and Renato Zero have been there, a man mentioned to me: sit there and dance. I say: however with out music? And he: the music is in your head. I danced and so they took me».

Does the encounter with the cinema or with Vittorio Cecchi Gori come first?
«I used to be a mannequin, I studied Medication, I all the time went to a restaurant the place Adriano Celentano’s assistant additionally went. And there they began to roll
, with Celentano and Edwige Fenech, and I met Vittorio, who instantly invited me to a pageant in Buenos Aires. I didn’t go”.

Did she like him?
«As a magnificence, no, however he was good, he made me snigger, and he was a bit infantile, despite the fact that he was 18 years older than me. And I used to be flattered that he was a producer and selected me to courtroom me».

When he performed Uraia in Scourge of Attila
God’s Had been you already engaged?
«Sure, however I used to be taken not as a result of I requested to marry him, however as a result of Eleonora Giorgi tore up the contract, Castellano and Pipolo couldn’t get one other actress, within the movie they have been all half bare and after September it could not be doable to movie. They informed Vittorio “let’s attempt Rita”. He did not need to, however winter was urgent in. I discovered myself on set in a fur bikini. I used to be comfortable, however I felt insufficient. In truth, after that, I began finding out theater».

He made a handful of flicks, then give up. Why?
«Vittorio did not like that I used to be an actress, however I additionally did not like going to school, to the academy… I did three years on the theater academy and studied English, Spanish, I went to the academy, every little thing at dwelling. He was very possessive, I used to be very younger and really silly: I felt gratified by his jealousy. From a really early age I began going to the workplace with him, I did not need to keep at dwelling and I wished to grasp what a producer does. Some interlocutors have been embarrassed by my presence, however Vittorio was very agency. He mentioned: should you speak to me, you speak to her too».

You bought married in two years.
“Going to church, I wished to run away: I used to be afraid that I might not discover him inside.”

When does the father-in-law say “my son places it in his pocket”?
“I do not suppose he ever mentioned that.”

Within the 18 years that she was Dona Cecchi Gori, she by no means gave an interview, even so, within the 90s a “Rusic Mania” exploded, she was the discoverer of abilities, awards and covers arrived.
«Maybe the disaster with Vittorio started when, upon receiving us, the French ambassador mentioned: the scholar surpasses the instructor. I knew immediately that it was the top. The fights began after the duvet of Woman Cyclone, let’s go
To outline
🇧🇷 He started to undergo from my success, as if it took one thing away from him. It was like saying: the lady is sweet, he’s not. It was not true. Possibly I used to be higher as a producer, I preferred working with the director, the scriptwriters… However as a businessman he had extra imaginative and prescient. I did not see competitors, however compensation. As a substitute, he began to contemplate me an enemy, not the lady we had began with two movies a yr and reached 60. We already had Fiorentina, Tmc, homes in all places, non-public planes, we went on boats price a billion of lira per 30 days. It was an irregular dimension and even the tensions have been out of the extraordinary».

Burning reminiscences as a producer?
«The Silver Lion in Venice for my first movie,
The bull
by Carlo Mazzacurati. I began with auteur cinema, with movies that gained prizes however did not earn money.
The college
by Daniele Luchetti, who gained the David and picked up it, was the best satisfaction. After which there are the comedians who debuted as actors, writers and administrators: Pieraccioni, Panariello, Salemme, Albanese».

How a lot did your husband imagine in new names?
«He mentioned: neglect these bandits, maintain Paolo Villaggio and Alberto Sordi. And I: I will maintain it, however we now have to search out the brand new ones».

The separation was conflicted and with interventions by the carabinieri.
“It was horrible. I bear in mind once I learn it in Vittorio’s eyes that I meant nothing to him anymore. I felt like he wished me annihilated.”

Begin over how was it?
“He did not need us to work collectively. And I left with out a euro. I used to be used to drivers and bodyguards. In the present day it appears ridiculous to me, however I used to be afraid to depart the home alone. My quantity, essentially the most coveted in Italian cinema, didn’t play for a yr and a half».

Why did he go away with out a euro?
«I took zero and never one field and it was an offense to all the ladies who spent years with a person, doing, working, demonstrating. The opposite disgrace is that it took me 17 and a half years to get divorced, horrible violence. And the divorce got here when there was nothing left: Vittorio was in jail and firms went bankrupt. My kids do not also have a storage that comes from their father».

How can an empire collapse?
“I ponder that too. It was price 4 trillion lire: should you do it on goal, you will not make it».

How is it maintained at this time?
«I opened it in Miami, with a companion, a
idea retailer
subtle and profitable, it’s referred to as Violet & Grace we’re engaged on different openings, together with in Rome. And in recent times I’ve been accumulating tales to provide for films and sequence. I hope to reap the advantages quickly.”

In 2008, he printed with Mondadori «Jet Intercourse», a «sentimental erotic diary». How a lot fact was there between intercourse on non-public flights and infidelity with soccer gamers?
“It is just like the thriller author, who shouldn’t be a assassin, however a possible assassin. I’ve by no means hidden that I am drawn to intercourse, I believe it is stunning, playful. I used to be the one who introduced it to Italy
intercourse and the Metropolis
your Tmc”.

What number of younger boyfriends has she had?
“Somebody. Now I am with a 32-year-old boy, thirty my junior. It is a fantastic journey as a result of it is restricted, which makes it intense.”

How does he nonetheless have such a toned physique?
“It is a dedication. I practice, I eat wholesome. I do not need to hand over: it is horrible, however that is how it’s. I all the time ask myself: what number of good years do I’ve left?».

December 5, 2022 (change December 5, 2022 | 8:22 AM)

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