A Guy Builds a Platform in the Sea and Declares Himself its President in ‘Rose Island’ Trailer

The story of Italian engineer Giorgio Rosa's construction of a micronation in the Adriatic Sea hits Netflix in December.

With yet another tale pulled from the pages of history, Netflix has released a trailer for Rose Island. This one depicts Giorgio Rosa‘s construction and founding of the Republic of Rose Island, a micronation off the coast of Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Though its life was cut short in 1969 after less than two years, thanks to the Italian Navy blowing it up, its story was fodder entertaining enough for a feature film, at least according to Netflix.
Directed and co-written by Italian filmmaker Sydney Sibilia, the comedy/drama stars Elio Germano (as Rosa), Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Tom Wlaschiha, Luca Zingaretti, François Cluzet, and Matilda De Angelis.

Check out the trailer and an official synopsis below. Rose Island will be available to stream on December 9.

An idealistic engineer builds his own island off the Italian coast and declares it a nation, drawing the world’s attention. Values are tested when the Italian Government declares him an enemy, but to change the world risks must be taken.

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