KULTURA / CULTURE 32 | Film » Film I NT RODUC I NG R I D L E Y SCOT T ' S L AT EST F I LM Gucci, themystery and tragedy of a fashion empire Haute couture, ambition, a story of greed and passion, Lady Gaga – these are just a small part of what we’ll see in the film that’s scheduled to premiere in our country on 25th November Na dan kada je Mauricio upucan, Patricija je u svoj dnevnik upisala jednu jedinu reč – „paradeisos“, što na grčkom znači „raj“ On the day Mauricio was shot, Patricia wrote just a single word in her diary – “paradeisos”, meaning “paradise” in Greek. One of the most anticipated Hollywood events of this year is definitely thewidely heralded premiere of Ridley Scott's film House of Gucci. Inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire that spawned this Italian fashion house, the filmsheds light on what led to a tragic outcome that filled newspaper columns for a long time - three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge... And ultimately murder. The five letters of the universally recognisable surname Gucci, which immediately evokes associations with unprecedented Italian chic among fashion lovers, are nonetheless much more than the impressive global brand that we know today.They are a bitter reminder of what having such a surname means, how much it is worth and how much it doesn’t save - and how far the family will go to control it. At the centre of the film's plot, just like the plot from real life, is Patrizia Reggiani, who is portrayed by Lady Gaga. Coincidentally or not, Patrizia was always known in Italy as Lady Gucci, even before she ended up in prison in 1998 after being found guilty of hiring a hitman to commitmurder. Specifically, she gave a hired killer about 300,000 euros to murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci. Maurizio was gunned down as he arrived for work at his office inMilan. Patrizia was openly jealous of the younger woman that her ex-husband wanted to marry, and she was also enraged that Maurizio was managing a fortune of $170 million that he earnedafter selling the familybusiness toBahrain-based group Investcorp. Initially sentenced to 29 years in prison, the senFOTO: Profimedia / Supplied by LMK / Landmark