Curon

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Curon
Curon Poster.jpg
Genre
Created by
  • Ezio Abbate
  • Ivano Fachin
  • Giovanni Galassi
  • Tommaso Matano
Based onConcept by
  • Ivano Fachin
  • Giovanni Galassi
  • Tommaso Matano
Written by
  • Ezio Abbate
  • Ivano Fachin
  • Giovanni Galassi
  • Tommaso Matano
Directed by
  • Fabio Mollo
  • Lyda Patitucci
Starring
Composer(s)
  • Giorgio Giampà
  • Carmelo Emanuele Patti
  • Ginevra Nervi
Country of originItaly
Original language(s)
No. of episodes7 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Daniel Campos Pavoncelli
  • Alessandro Mascheroni
Producer(s)
  • Fabrizio Donvito
  • Marco Cohen
  • Benedetto Habib
Production location(s)Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy
CinematographyBenjamin Maier
Editor(s)
  • Filippo Montemurro
  • Mirko Platania
  • Luca Montanari
Running time41-51 minutes
Production company(s)Indiana Production
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release10 June 2020 (2020-06-10) –
present (present)

Curon is an Italian supernatural drama television series created by Ezio Abbate, Ivano Fachin, Giovanni Galassi, and Tommaso Matano for Netflix. The series stars Valeria Bilello and Luca Lionello.

The first seven-episode season premiered on 10 June 2020.[1]

Premise[edit]

The twins Daria (Margherita Morchio) and Mauro Raina (Federico Russo) return to their mother's eerie small hometown, Curon in Northern Italy. Seventeen years ago, their mother Anna Raina (Valeria Bilello) fled the town, pregnant with the twins, after her own mother's tragic death. The three arrive at the family hotel, which has been closed ever since. After a cold welcome, it becomes apparent that no one wants Anna and her kids back in town, not even Anna's own father, Thomas (Luca Lionello). In fact, the twins do not want to stay either, they are eager to move back to their home in Milan.

After some troubles on their first school day, Daria befriends the teacher's daughter Micki Asper (Juju Di Domenico) and they kiss after a late-night party by the town's lake. When Micki's brother, Giulio (Giulio Brizzi) hears the rumors that his sister could be a lesbian, he cannot believe this and confronts Daria and Micki. On the other hand, Micki's and Giulio's father, Albert Asper (Alessandro Tedeschi) also seems to have some unresolved history with Anna Raina. Meanwhile, Micki struggles with the rejection from her former friend group and the trust breach of her former best friend Lukas (Luca Castellano).

Daria and Mauro discover that Anna had returned because of an incessant nightmare about the circumstances of her mother's death. In the nightmare, Anna saw someone, who looked identical to her, shoot her mother and then turn to point the gun at her. Everything leads them to the town's lake. The day Anna disappears, the twins begin searching for her and after going through a few troubling events, they finally solve the mystery of their grandmother's death and uncover the secret surrounding the town's lake.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Valeria Bilello (dub.: Gilli Messer) as Anna Raina, a woman who returns to her home town Curon after 17 years
  • Luca Lionello (dub.: Dennis Kleinman) as Thomas Raina, Anna's father who owns an old hotel in Curon
  • Federico Russo (dub.: Ryan Cargil) as Mauro Raina, Anna's hearing-impaired son and Daria's twin brother.
  • Margherita Morchio (dub.: Deneen Melody) as Daria Raina, Anna's daughter and Mauro's twin sister
  • Anna Ferzetti (dub.: Kit Sheehan) as Klara Asper, a teacher
  • Alessandro Tedeschi (dub.: Matthew Rudd) as Albert Asper, Klara's husband and a forest ranger
  • Juju Di Domenico (dub.: Elise Luthman) as Micki Asper, Daria's new love interest
  • Giulio Brizzi (dub.: Oscar Fabela) as Giulio Asper, Micki's brother and Davide's friend
  • Max Malatesta (dub.: Christopher W. Jones) as Michael Ober, a local who hates the Rainas
  • Luca Castellano (dub.: Brett Calo) as Lukas, Micki's best friend
  • Sebastiano Fumagalli (dub.: Ryan Colt Levy) as Davide, Giulio's friend
  • Mihaela Dorlan as young Anna Raina, who appears in flashbacks
  • Katja Lechthaler as Lili Raina, Anna's dead mother who appears in a flashback
  • Salvatore De Santis (dub.: Rick Zieff) as Berger, a friend of Thomas'
  • Giuseppe Gandini (dub.: Michael Pizzuto) as Matteo, Lukas' father
  • Filippo Marsili as young Albert Asper, who appears in flashbacks
  • Giulio Cristini as Pietro, Mauro and Daria's father
  • Christoph Hülsen as Daniel, a bartender
  • Maximilian Dirr as Don Luigi, the priest of Curon
  • Markus Candela
  • Greta Sacco
  • Federica Pocaterra as young Klara, who appears in a flashback

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title
English title
Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Il lago nero"
"The Black Lake"
Fabio MolloSeries Bible by : Ezio Abbate & Ivano Fachin & Giovanni Galassi & Tommaso Matano[a]
Teleplay by : Ezio Abbate
10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)
After 17 years of absence, Anna Raina returns to her home town Curon with her 17-year-old twin children Mauro and Daria. Anna fled Curon after witnessing the murder of her mother Lili by an identical copy of herself. Anna's father Thomas, who owns an old hotel, is troubled by his daughter's return and asks her to leave with Mauro and Daria, claiming they are not safe there; they ignore his request. Mauro and Daria enrol in the local high school and meet the siblings Micki and Giulio Asper. At a party, Micki and Daria get drunk and kiss. Both Daria and Mauro accidentally fall into the dark waters of Lake Resia. Back at the hotel, Mauro finds a woman looking like his mother locked in a room; he frees her. The next morning, Thomas enters Anna's room and finds it empty.
22"Il giorno successivo"
"The Day After"
Fabio MolloSeries Bible by : Ezio Abbate & Ivano Fachin & Giovanni Galassi & Tommaso Matano[a]
Teleplay by : Giovanni Galassi
10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)
33"L'assassino"
"The Killer"
Fabio MolloSeries Bible by : Ezio Abbate & Ivano Fachin & Giovanni Galassi & Tommaso Matano[a]
Teleplay by : Ivano Fachin
10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)
44"I padri"
"The Fathers"
Fabio MolloSeries Bible by : Ezio Abbate & Ivano Fachin & Giovanni Galassi & Tommaso Matano[a]
Teleplay by : Tommaso Matano
10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)
55"La maledizione"
"The Curse"
Lyda PatitucciSeries Bible by : Ezio Abbate & Ivano Fachin & Giovanni Galassi & Tommaso Matano[a]
Teleplay by : Ezio Abbate
10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)
66"I lupi"
"The Wolves"
Lyda PatitucciSeries Bible by : Ezio Abbate & Ivano Fachin & Giovanni Galassi & Tommaso Matano[a]
Teleplay by : Ivano Fachin & Giovanni Galassi & Tommaso Matano
10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)
77"Il labirinto"
"The Maze"
Lyda PatitucciSeries Bible by : Ezio Abbate & Ivano Fachin & Giovanni Galassi & Tommaso Matano[a]
Teleplay by : Ezio Abbate
10 June 2020 (2020-06-10)

Production[edit]

The ancient half-submerged bell-tower in the lake Lago di Resia (Reschensee in German), which borders Curon Venosta, is featured in the TV series.

The series was shot in and around the town Curon Venosta (Graun im Vinschgau in German) in Northern Italy and in other locations of the Trentino-South Tyrol region.[2]

Reception[edit]

Curon received generally positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 71% rating based on 7 reviews, with an average score of 6.5/10.[3] Melissa Camacho of Common Sense Media gave the show 3 out of 5 stars, stating: "Curon is a decent pick for anyone looking for a solid supernatural teen drama, but will leave you feeling disappointed if you want something more spine-chilling."[4] Joe Keller of Decider.com wrote: "Curon has its issues, but the two teen leads and their polar-opposites dynamic is compelling enough for us to keep watching."[5] Ronak Kotecha of The Times of India gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars, saying: "The show establishes its context very clearly right from the beginning and hooks you as the two 17-year-old twins Daria and Mauro begin their life in Curon. Their first day at school and all the subsequent scenes are quite refreshing as they focus on the skewed relationship between the teenagers ... Also, the show concurrently explores relationships among the youngsters, who make new friends and foes and among the adults, who share a mysterious past. The makers blend it well with the show’s suspenseful narrative that focuses on the curse of Curon. Its core idea of discovering one’s true self is told in a supernatural way, which is only believable if you can digest a heavy dose of suspended reality."[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g In collaboration with Ilaria Castiglioni.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegel, Fern (10 June 2020). "Netflix Premieres Italian Horror Series 'Curon'". The Streamable. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  2. ^ Novarese, Simone (20 May 2020). "Curon: la nuova serie italiana Netflix arriverà il 10 giugno". BadTaste TV (in Italian). Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Curon". Rotten Tomatoes.
  4. ^ "Curon". Common Sense Media.
  5. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Curon' On Netflix, An Italian Thriller Where A Woman Returns To Her Hometown, And Her Kids Find Out Why She Left". Decider.
  6. ^ "Curon Season 1 Review : A bingeable saga of supernatural fantasies". The Times of India.