BLACK SOULS

ANIME NERE

By Francesco MUNZI

RAI COM - as SALES All rights, World

Crime - Completed 2014

The rich story of a criminal family from the Southern region of Calabria plays out like a contemporary Western, where the call to blood law and an emphasis on revenge are commonplace and acceptable notions of justice.

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Ventana Sur 2014
Latam
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2014 2014
VENEZIA 71
TIFF - TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 2014
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Crime, Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Francesco MUNZI
    • Writer(s)
    • Francesco MUNZI, Fabrizio RUGGIRELLO, Maurizio BRAUCCI
    • Producer(s)
    • Luigi MUSINI (CINEMAUNDICI), Olivia MUSINI (CINEMAUNDICI), Fabio CONVERSI (BABE FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • In a place where blood ties and vendetta still hold sway, this tale of a Calabrian criminal family unfolds. The story starts in Holland and takes us to Milan, before finally arriving in Calabria among the peaks of Aspromonte where it all began, and where it will all end.

      Anime Nere is the story of three brothers – the sons of shepherds with ties to the ‘ndrangheta – and their divided souls. Luigi, the youngest, is an international drug dealer. Rocco, Milanese by adoption, is to all appearances a middle-class businessman, thanks to his cousin’s ill-gotten gains. Luciano, the eldest, harbours a pathological fantasy of pre-industrial Calabria and engages in lonely, melancholy dialogue with the dead. His twenty-year-old son Leo belongs to the lost generation, who have no identity. The only thing Leo has inherited from his ancestors is resentment and for him, the future is a train that has already left the station. After a trivial argument, he carries out an act of intimidation against a bar protected by a rival clan. Anywhere else, it would have been dismissed as nothing more than youthful foolishness. But not in Calabria, and especially not in Aspromonte. Instead, it is the spark that lights the fire. For Luciano, it is a return to the drama many years after the murder of his father. In a dimension suspended between the distant past and modern life, the characters are driven towards the archetypes of tragedy.
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