"As a subject, Rocco goes way beyond pornography. He touches on life, death, and the relationship between the dominant and the dominated." Thierry Demaizière & Alban Teurlai (Directors)
A close look at Rocco Siffredi.
Born as Rocco Tano in Abruzzo, Italy, the legendary porn star was meant to be a priest, if he had followed his mother’s wishes.. But the altar boy had the “devil between his legs,” and a career in adult entertainment became more or less inevitable once he went looking for it. Over the course of thirty years in the profession, Rocco Siffredi has explored every fantasy of the human soul, and broken all boundaries ** before revealing himself in his simplest and most genuine form for this ducumentary. Rocco delves into the darkest reaches of his psyche and confronts his demons. The documentarian duo Thierry Demaizière & Alban Teurlai paint a very intimate portrait of the Italian Stallion on his way to retirement.
*Viewer discretion advised.
2016 VENICE, ZURICH
Thierry Demaizière started his career as a radio reporter in 1985. In 2001 he moved from radio to TV. He met Alban Teurlai and they started directing documentaries for France’s leading channels. They directed 11 films in 10 years. Alban Teurlai edited numerous short films, music videos, and commercials. Reset (2015) is the last feature Teurlai directed with Demaizière before Rocco (2016).