5 Is the Perfect Number (2019)


5 Is the Perfect Number (2019)
5 è il numero perfetto (original title)

Based on the namesake book, the movie follows Peppino, an old hit man in a '70 Naples, forced to come back in action by the murder of his son. This tragic event also arises reflections on life and on the society in all the characters.
IMDb  5.3 /10
Director Igor Tuveri
Writer Igor Tuveri
Release Date2019-08-29
Runtime1h 40mins
GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
Content Rating
Awards13 wins & 19 nominations.
CompanyPropaganda Italia, Jean Vigo Italia, Rai Cinema
CountryItaly, Belgium, France

5 Is the Perfect Number

5 Is the Perfect Number (Italian: 5 è il numero perfetto) is a 2019 Italian thriller drama film directed by Igort, based on his 2002 homonymous graphic novel, starring Toni Servillo and Valeria Golino.

The film will be released in Italy on 29 August 2019 and will be presented at the Venice Days of the 76th Venice Film Festival.


In the 1970s Naples, the retired camorrist Peppino Lo Cicero decides to return to action after the murder of his son Nino. Imagining that his son's death was caused by a betrayal, Peppino tries to hire four fellow hitmen in order to plan and execute his revenge.


  • Toni Servillo as Peppino Lo Cicero
  • Valeria Golino as Rita
  • Carlo Buccirosso as Totò o' Macellaio (Totò the Butcher)
  • Iaia Forte as Madonna
  • Giovanni Ludeno as Il Gobbo (The Hunchback)
  • Vincenzo Nemolato as Mister Ics (Mr. X)
  • Mimmo Borrelli as Don Guarino
  • Gigio Morra as Don Lava