We’re happy to bring you an exclusive clip from writer/director Matteo Garrone‘s (Gomorra) dark comedy Reality. The pic centers on a Neapolitan fishmonger named Luciano who supplements his modest income by pulling off minor scams together with his wife. When Luciano gets the opportunity to audition for Big Brother, his perception of reality begins to change. In this debut clip, we see Aniello Arena’s Luciano arrive late to the auditions, but it’s clear that the character isn’t going to let a little thing like tardiness stand in the way of his possible big break.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. Reality opens in New York on March 15th and in LA on March 22nd.
Here’s the synopsis for Reality:
From acclaimed director Matteo Garrone, REALITY is a darkly comic look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano’s own reality begins to spiral out of control, making for one of the most compelling tragicomic character studies since Scorsese’s The King of Comedy.