The short film for the brand’s 180th anniversary is a classy action movie with Favino, Beckham and Leclerc
Inspired by the famous TV series “The Persuaders!” – in Italy “Attenti a quei due” –
this enthralling action film is a blend of elegance, irony and adrenaline. It can now be seen on social networks and YouTube.
A highly engaging short film with three stars involved in an adventure
on the road and on the waves. Co-starring Riva and Ferretti Group boats.
People who saw the world premiere at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice say it’s not to
be missed. But then, Pierfrancesco Favino, David Beckham and Charles Leclerc alone
would be enough for it to classify as an extraordinary project.
The great news is that the short film can now be seen on YouTube and the social channels
of Riva and Ferretti Group.
Inspired by the cult TV series “The Persuaders!” (in Italy “Attenti a quei due”), the film was made over the past few weeks on the coastline around the border between Italy and
the Côte d’Azur.
The hugely famous protagonists are Pierfrancesco Favino, the most important Italian
actor, who was also in the Riva brand’s first short film (“Riva in the Movie”), the
international football star David Beckham, an icon of British style and one of the most
followed celebrities in the world and Charles Leclerc, an outstanding Scuderia Ferrari
team racing driver idolised by Formula 1 fans.
“Riva’s story reads like a movie and this extraordinary short film, with its awesome trio of
protagonists, is the perfect celebration of the brand’s 180th anniversary. My thanks go to
Pierfrancesco, David and Charles for the friendship, the passion and fun they put into the
project: the result is spectacular,” said Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. “I was a loyal
viewer of the TV series “The Persuaders!” and I found the same ironic and elegant style in
this little gem of a film. As always, Riva delivers big emotions.”
Together with the three celebrities, the stars of the film are the magnificent boats built by
the storied Riva yard, which is celebrating its 180th anniversary this year, as well as a
dazzling Ferrari and an incredible vintage Maserati.
“Riva The Persuaders!” was shot on the Côte d’Azur and in Monte Carlo, where
Pierfrancesco Favino aboard a magnificent Riva 56’ Rivale races with David Beckham’s
Riva 68’ Diable and Charles Leclerc aboard a Rivamare.
The action and movements are those of an adrenaline-pumping film featuring chases on
both land and sea.
As in the case of Riva’s previous short film, the director was Federico Brugia, with
production by Armando Testa Studios, in the Armando Testa Group.
Riva and Ferretti Group
Riva is a Ferretti Group brand. Thanks to Italy’s centuries-old yachting tradition, the
Ferretti Group is a world leader in the design, construction and sale of luxury yachts and
pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands: Ferretti
Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, CRN, Custom Line and Wally. Led by Chief Executive Officer
Alberto Galassi, the Ferretti Group owns and manages six shipyards located across Italy,
which combine the efficiency of industrial production with typical world-class Italian
craftsmanship, reaching customers in more than 70 countries across the world thanks to a
direct presence in Europe, the United States of America and Asia and its network of
approximately 60 carefully selected dealers. Ferretti Group motor yachts, the utmost
expression of Made in Italy elegance and creative genius, have always stood out for their
exceptional quality, cutting-edge technology, record safety and optimum performance in
the water, as well as their exclusive design and timeless appeal.
For more information: www.riva-yacht.com
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