The Pool Hustlers

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The Pool Hustlers a.k.a.
Io, Chiara e lo scuro
The Pool Hustlers front cover.png
Front cover of the North American (NTSC), English-dubbed VHS version
Directed by Maurizio Ponzi
Produced by Gianfranco Piccioli
Marco Valsania
Written by Francesco Nuti
Franco Ferrini
Enrico Oldoini
Maurizio Ponzi
Starring Francesco Nuti
Cinematography Carlo Cerchio
Edited by Sergio Montanari
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
103 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Pool Hustlers (Italian: Io, Chiara e lo Scuro, "I, Chiara and lo Scuro") is a 1982 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Maurizio Ponzi. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It was co-written by Ponzi, male lead Francesco Nuti and established screenwriters Franco Ferrini and Enrico Oldoini. The symbolic names of the characters mentioned in the Italian title, "Chiara" and "lo Scuro", mean "Bright" or "Clear", and "the Dark One" or "the Darkness", respectively.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Pool Hustlers". Retrieved 20 June 2009. 

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