Boris (TV series)
|Theme music composer||Elio e Le Storie Tese|
|Opening theme||Gli occhi del cuore|
|Ending theme||Gli occhi del cuore|
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||42|
|Original network||Fox International Channels Italy|
|Original release||April 17, 2007– April 12, 2010|
|Related shows||Boris - The movie|
Boris is an Italian television series produced from 2007 to 2010 by Wilder for Fox International Channels Italy.
Boris brings to the stage the behind the scenes of a television set where a troupe is shooting Gli occhi del cuore 2 (The eyes of the heart 2), a satirical portrait of the many fictions airing on the Italian TV networks. The series consists of 3 seasons and a movie for the cinema, Boris: The Film, released in 2011. The series was aired in premiere vision in Italy by the satellite channels FOX and FX, and subsequently on Cielo and Rai 3. From February 26 the three seasons were inserted into the Netflix catalog. Both the series and the movie are available on DVD/BLu-ray (only the movie) supports and on digital platforms.
The show starts with Alessandro arriving on the set where the TV show Gli occhi del cuore 2 (The eyes of the heart 2) is being shot as the new intern of direction. As soon as he arrives, he finds out that the world of the television is not like what he had imagined. In command of the crew there's René Ferretti, a director who gave up on quality content and shoots fictions of poor level. In addition to the members of the crew there are the actors, Stanis and Corinna, who are the protagonists of the fiction. Through Alessandro we see the making of the fiction, with its various problems and unexpected events and always at risk of being shot down.
Characters and performers
- Boris (seasons 1-3), René's lucky charm goldish.
- Federer (season 3), René's lucky charm goldish.
- Alessandro (seasons 1-3), played by Alessandro Tiberi as the direction's intern.
- Renato "René" Ferretti (seasons 1-3), played by Francesco Pannofino as the director.
- Arianna Dell'Arti (seasons 1-3), played by Caterina Guzzanti as the first assistant director.
- Stanis La Rochelle (seasons 1-3), played by Pietro Sermonti as the protagonist actor of Gli Occhi del cuore.
- Corinna Negri (seasons 1-2, season 3 as guest), played by Carolina Crescentini as the protagonist actress of Gli Occhi del Cuore.
- Itala (seasons 1-3), played by Roberta Fiorentini as the script supervisor.
- Gloria Spalloni (seasons 1-2, season 3 as guest), played by Ilaria Stivali as the makeup artist.
- Duccio Patanè (seasons 1-3), played by Ninni Bruschetta as the director of photography.
- Augusto Biascica (seasons 1-3), played by Paolo Calabresi as the chief electrician.
- Diego Lopez (seasons 1-3), played by Antonio Catania as the delegate of network.
- Sergio Vannucci (seasons 1-3), played by Alberto Di Stasio as the production manager.
- Lorenzo (seasons 1-3), played by Carlo De Ruggieri as the photography intern.
- Alfredo (seasons 1-3), played by Luca Amorosino as the assistant director.
- The screenwriters (seasons 1-3), played by Valerio Aprea, Massimo De Lorenzo and Andrea Sartoretti.
- Cristina Avola Burkstaller (seasons 2-3), played by Eugenia Costantini as the actress of the fiction Gli Occhi del cuore.
- Karin (seasons 2-3), played by Karin Proia as the actress of the fiction Gli Occhi del cuore.
- Fabiana Hassler, René's daughter, (season 3), played by Angelica Leo as the actress of Medical Dimension.
Secondary characters and guest stars
- Dottor Cane, the President of the Network (seasons 1-3), played by Arnaldo Ninchi.
- Orlando Serpentieri, actor of Gli occhi del cuore (season 1), played by Roberto Herlitzka.
- Nando Martellone, comedian and actor of Gli occhi del cuore (seasons 1-2) and Medical Dimension (season 3), played by Massimiliano Bruno.
- Mario La Rochelle, Stanis' father and aspiring actor of Gli Occhi del cuore (season 1), played by Sergio Fiorentini.
- Verena, actress of Gli occhi del cuore (season 1), played by Luisa Ranieri.
- Elena, girlfriend of Alessandro (seasons 1-2), played by Margot Sikabonyi.
- Albino Corradi, director and friend of René (seasons 1-3), played by Giorgio Tirabassi.
- Mariano Giusti, actor of Gli occhi del cuore (season 2), played by Corrado Guzzanti.
- Father Gabrielli, shady priest and agent of Mariano (season 2), played by Corrado Guzzanti.
- Presenters of the reality "La casa senza bagno" (The house without bathroom) (season 2), played by Trio Medusa.
- Jasmine, actress of Medical Dimension (season 3), played by Valentina Lodovini.
- Bruno Staffa, medical consultant for Medical Dimension (season 3), played by Filippo Timi.
- Valerio, actor of Medical Dimension (season 3), played by Marco Giallini.
- Alessandro Mannarino, actor of Medical Dimension as a nurse (season 3).
- Jane Alexander, spectator at the Rome Fiction Fest (season 3).
- Laura Morante, housewife (season 3).
- Sergio Brio as himself, actor of Medical Dimension (season 3).
- Paolo Sorrentino as himself (season 3).
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