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Neapolitan film director Francesco Patierno is working on a documentary called Naples ’44 (Naples ’44), based on the homonymous book by British author Norman Lewis. In it, Lewis narrates his experiences as a member of the British Army in southern Italy during World War II.
In a recent interview, the same Patierno said that it is a very important project for him and that he was about to finish filming. Although there is no official information on the connection of Benedict Cumberbatch, the IMDB reports that the British actor would be the voice of the prolific writer.
It is enough to investigate a little about Norman Lewis to recognize the importance of this character: he was a Welsh journalist and writer, author of more than fifteen novels and twenty travel books, but it is Naples ’44 that best captures his narrative capacity by reflecting the incongruity of the war, the capacity of resistance of the Neapolitans and even, the terrifying vision of Vesuvius erupting. Although Lewis was sent to Italy as an intelligence officer between September 1943 and October 1944, during the occupation of the allies, the memoirs narrated in Naples’ 44 were published until 1978. It is a work that The Telegraph considers as one of the best First-hand accounts of the Second World War.
Norman Lewis was born in Forty Hill, Middlesex, United Kingdom, in 1908 and was a tireless adventurer and intrepid traveler in unknown regions and therefore exotic and mysterious in his time. His trip to southern Arabia led to his first novel Sand and Sea in Arabia (Sand and Sea in Arabia); he knew Spain before the Civil War and wrote about the fishing villages of post-war Catalonia; He traveled once to Cuba to interview, without success, with Graham Green and another one to interview Ernest Hemingway on behalf of Ian Fleming.
Lewis also traveled to Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Ibiza, Guatemala, Peru, Panama and in his biography The World The World declares to have worked for five years in a book on the pre-Hispanic culture of Central America, which was among a large number of unpublished texts.