Wanna, an all-Italian story [REVIEW]

Author: Mauro G. Pozzuoli ,
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Wanna is a Netflix exclusive docu-series that presents the lives, careers and scandals of Wanna Marchi and their daughter Stefania Nobile, a queen and other princess of telesales in Italy between the 80s and 90s. The series consists of 4 episodes, for a total of just over three hours. Wanna by Netflix is ​​signed by Alessandro Garramone, ex-journalist of the press and television author for some time, who has edited a series of programs on politics and news, including Crimes: Special Garlasco. Wanna is available within the new Netflix releases the 21 September 2022.

Garramone's quite ambitious attempt is to retrace the chronicle of the life of Wanna Marchi and his daughter with an almost historical interest in how events really unfolded. I find that this goal has been fully achieved by the docu-series Wanna: everything flows, everything is understandable, the details are explained to the viewer whenever possible, so that everything is clear.
Why if everything is so well cared for then, is a series with two protagonists, a mother and daughter couple, entitled only with the mother's name? It might seem like a mistake but it's not. At the end of the series, one gets the impression that the name Wanna ended up containing Stefania as well. Her daughter says proudly: "I was, I am and will always be the daughter of Wanna Marchi, because she is a genius". This indissoluble, very solid, indisputable bond explains why Wanna is enough for both: the daughter sees her mother in part as a brand, partly like a star, partly like a force of nature. Stefania is inside her, but somehow she too seems to have become its black and beating heart; black because the woman never appears capable of feeling compassion for others, and she never seems to regret having sold creams that maybe didn't work, lottery numbers that didn't win, amulets that didn't solve problems. If Wanna Marchi was capable of selling even nothingness, Stefania Nobile was the one who wanted that nothingness to be paid for, immediately and dearly, reaching the limits of persecution. 

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Teleshopping of nothing

In this very Italian story, staying neutral is not possible. The docu-series Wanna does not even try: for all the time we follow the story, we do nothing but listen to the opinions, opinions and dispassionate judgments of Wanna and Stefania about the rest of the world, together with few or very few people on their side. And on the other hand, the opinions and judgments against them, starting with other television retailers such as Roberto Da Crema, passing through the ex-husband of Marchi, Raimondo Nobile, up to Jimmy Ghione, correspondent of Striscia la Notizia. The unequivocal judgment, the sum of all the others, is that of the Italian law, never accepted by Wanna and Stefania, who have always declared that they have never cheated anyone but only sold products to those who wanted to buy them. At one point in the docu-series, Wanna is asked why she went from selling slimming products to selling horoscopes, amulets and the like. Mrs. Marchi says she doesn't know, and that maybe it was a challenge to herself. She might have meant that for her the real challenge was selling things that were worth less and less at an increasing price, until he reached the maximum possible by making his customers buy something that was worth nothing, such as numbers written at random, as if they had been chosen by lot from a telephone directory.

I find Netflix's Wanna to be a very well crafted docu-series that clearly shows the parable of Wanna Marchi and Stefania Nobile, and the Italy that surrounded them and at the same time suffered them. A small flaw is a certain lack in investigating the reasons: it is not clear what drives Wanna to be so determined and boisterous, to the extreme point of being annoying. It is not clear what led so many people to believe the couple Wanna and Stefania, the products they sold, even when the methods became threatening. But perhaps certain answers cannot be had.

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Wanna is an interesting series that manages to capture the viewer's attention. The three hours of this Netlix docu-series, however, give the impression of having left something on the road: Wanna could have been more complete.
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