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Body Odyssey

Body Odyssey

Original name: Body Odyssey
English name: Body Odyssey
Year: 2023
Run time: 104 Min
Language: English
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Director: Grazia Tricarico
Producers: Donatello Della Pepa, Salvatore Lizzio, Federico Giacinti, Antonella Volpe, Riccardo Di Pasquale, Olga Lamontanara, Michela Pini, Amel Soudan
Cast: Jacqueline Fuchs, Julian Sands, Adam Misik, Stefan Sauk, Lukas Loughran, Hanna Ullerstam, Maximilian Dirr, Tim Pritchett, Jun Ichikawa, Mili Pecherer, Jacelyn Parry
Screenplay: Grazia Tricarico, Marco Morana, Giulio Rizzo
Cinematographer: Corrado Serri
Editor:Montaggio Davide La Porta
Sound Designer:Eric Guerrino Nardin
Music Composer: Lorenzo Tomio
Production Company: Revok, Fenix Entertainment, Amka Films, Rai Cinema
World Sales: Intramovies


  • Tallinn Black Nights FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2016 Ego Devorem (Short)
  • 2014 Persefone (Short)
  • 2014 Mona Blonde (Short)
  • 2013 Bios (Short)
  • 2012 Michele Nella Terra (Short Doc)

Director's Biography:

Grazia Tricarico

Grazia Tricarico (Apulia, Italy, 1986) graduated in Milan in Literature and Philosophy with a qualification in History and Criticism of Cinema. After a career as a video artist and editor, in 2013 she graduated in directing at National Academy of Cinema in Rome. She has written and directed: Michele Nella Terra (2012); Bios (2013); Mona Blonde (2014), Persefone (2014), Ego Devorem (2016). Her short films have been selected and awarded in several international festivals including Toronto, Clermont - Ferrand, Locarno, Venice,. Her first feature film Body Odyssey is finalist at the Premio Solinas as best treatment, the screenplay won the Solinas Award for the original feminine universe, the Claudia Sbarigia Award.


Mona is a senior bodybuilder who is training for a world championship, her existence is a spasmodic quest for perfection and beauty.
Her life is steadily followed by her coach who monitors her single daily actions like a demiurge and an artist: her sleep, her nutrition, her training sessions, her doping dosage, her psychology and even her sexual life. This routine gets interrupted when a young guy appears: a single brief sexual encounter over-balances her discipline and her will. Her body, will start evolving into a separate entity with a different personality.