In The Invisible Boy: Second Generation (set to open in Italian cinemas on January 4, 2018), Kristof Konrad plays Igor Zavarov, a wealthy Russian businessman who imprisons all the 'specials' in order to understand the secrets of their powers.
Kristof spent time in Trieste and Rome in July and October 2016 to play the diabolical character. The first time Kristof arrived on set, he had a nostalgic reunion with director Gabriele Salvatores whom he had met over 20 years prior when Kristof was a young acting student in Italy. While in school, Kristof worked in the heart of Rome at Osteria St. Ana where he met many top American and Italian filmmakers, including Federico Fellini, Al Pacino, Sergio Leone — and Gabriele Salvatore. Gabriele had come to the restaurant shortly after he won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (Mediterraneo). The two had interesting conversations about the state of the world at the time since Kristof was new to Italy and came from communist Poland.
Needless to say, Kristof was overjoyed to not only book the role of Igor in Gabriele’s film over 20 years later, but also work with the Academy Award-winning director whom he met when he was young actor with big aspirations.