Know the Cast: ‘Yara’

Yara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Yara cast features Isabella Ragonese, Alessio Boni and Thomas Trabacchi. This info article contains minor spoilers for Marco Tullio Giordana’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Based on a true story, Yara examines the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl from Northern Italy. Prosecutor Letizia Ruggeri leads the investigation and deals with bureaucratic misogyny while looking for DNA evidence. She also upsets various Brembate di Sopra locals because of her unorthodox approach. When Letizia identifies a prime suspect, she defends her methods during a high-profile court case. Here’s every main performer and character in Yara.

Yara Cast: Isabella Ragonese as Letizia Ruggeri

Yara Cast on Netflix - Isabella Ragonese as Letizia Ruggeri

Character Profile: An Italian prosecutor. She is publicly criticized for her decisions while investigating Yara’s disappearance. Letizia receives support from colleagues who appreciate and respect her out-of-the-box approach.

Ragonese’s Resume: Marta in Tutta la vita davanti (2008), Nena in The First Assignment (2010), Elena in La nostra vita (2010), Marina in Rocco Schiavone (2016-), Mia in There Is a Light: Il padre d’Italia (2017)

Yara Cast: Alessio Boni as Colonel Vitale

Yara Cast on Netflix - Alessio Boni as Colonel Vitale

Character Profile: A military official. He knows Letizia from a mafia case in Caltanissetta, Sicily. Colonel Vitale seems to have romantic feelings for Ragonese’s character.

Boni’s Resume: Matteo Carati in The Best of Youth (2003), Giorgio in The Goodbye Kiss (2006), Sergeant Cerato in The Tourist (2010), Fausto Morra in Back Home (2017-19), Luca Marioni in La compagnia del cigno (2019-)

Yara Cast: Thomas Trabacchi as Marshal Garro

Yara Cast on Netflix - Thomas Trabacchi as Marshal Garro

Character Profile: A military official. He helps leads the investigation into Yara’s death. Marshal Garro believes that Letizia can overcome the odds.

Trabachhi’s Resume: Leo in Barney’s Version (2010), Mario in Shadows (2012), Giorgio Lombardi in Thou Shalt Not Kill (2015-18), Padre di Lorenzo in One Kiss (2016), Flavio in Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World (2017)

Yara Cast: Sandra Toffolatti as Maura Gambirasio

Yara Cast on Netflix - Sandra Toffolatti as Maura Gambirasio

Character Profile: Yara’s mother. She fully believes in Letizia, even though the media steady criticizes her investigative techniques.

Toffolatti’s Resume: Franca Ongaro in Once Upon a Time the City of Fools (2010), La comtesse in Unforgivable (2011), Valeria in I cerchi nell’acqua (2011), Sister in The Love Europe Project (2019)

Yara Cast: Roberto Zibetti as Massimo Bossetti

Yara Cast on Netflix - Roberto Zibetti as Massimo Bossetti

Character Profile: The primary suspect in Yara’s death. He works on a construction site. Massimo is targeted after a groundbreaking DNA investigation.

Zibetti’s Resume: Niccoló Donati in Stealing Beauty (1996), Carlo in Pasolini (2014), Farinelli in Rocco Schiavone (2016-18), Brandon in Addio fottuti musi verdi (2017), Galberti in Romantic Guide to Lost Places (2020)

Yara Cast: Mario Pirrello as Fulvio Gambirasio

Yara Cast on Netflix - Mario Pirrello as Fulvio Gambirasio

Character Profile: Yara’s father, a systems engineer. Authorities investigates the possibility that he might’ve made an enemy at work. Fulvio protects his wife from distressing situations.

Pirrello’s Resume: Alfonso in Rocco Schiavone (2016), Dr. Trieste in Suburra: Blood on Rome (2017), Vicequestore Garzo in Il Commissario Ricciardi (2021)

Yara Cast: Miro Landoni as Edoardo Carlini

Yara Cast on Netflix - Edoardo Carlini

Character Profile: Letizia’s colleague. He recruits various locals to translate Arabic text. Edoardo supports Letizia but doesn’t fully understand her approach.

Landoni’s Resume: Quarto in Small Town, Italy (2005), Onorevole Luigi Gui in Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012), Dino Bosco in 1992 (2015), Mario in Rocco Schiavone (2021)


The Yara cast also includes Andrea Bruschi (Medici, House of Gucci), Augusto Zucchi (Il fascino dell’insolito, La voce), Rodolfo Corsato (Bartali: The Iron Man, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard), Gloria Bellicchi (Inspector Coliandro, Crime Evidence), Silvia Cohen (Weird Tales, Commercial Break), Chiara Bono (Don Matteo, Che Dio ci aiuti) and Elena Cotta (Looking for Alibrandi, A Street in Palermo).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.