By Carlo FUSCO


Thriller - Completed 2012

Two ex-gangsters meet on a high speed train to Sicily.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Crime, Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY, USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlo FUSCO
    • Writer(s)
    • Christian REPICI
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • A series of murders opens David's story, confused memories
      from when he lived in Sicily, when he wasn't yet blind and belonged to
      the Cortello family clan which lorded over the territory. David
      departs, and on the long train journey back to his roots, he meets
      Father Leonard, an African-American priest. They have a past and a
      present in common, and on the train there is also a mysterious woman
      who plays a part in the priest's past.
      The two men introduce themselves
      and start to talk: Father Leonard asks a lot of questions out of
      curiosity, but also because he senses that the man seated opposite him
      has something weighing on his mind that links the two together.
      is a series of recollections that go back a few years. David and his
      friend Vito make a living from petty thievery until one day David gets
      up the courage to present himself to Don Michele, the Cortello family
      boss, who takes him in along with his pal Vito. The family recognises
      at once that Vito is very courageous but most of all capable of pulling
      a trigger, something David doesn't have the nerve to do, he can only
      deal drugs and not much else; moreover, he has a nasty habit of talking
      to priests too much. In the meanwhile, something serious is happening
      not only in Sicily but also on the other side of the ocean: Dan Mancino
      has recently arrived in Agrigento, standing in for Don Federico, a
      prominent member of an emigrant family in New York. Federico is also
      crazy: he likes to tie his enemies to a chair and read or recite
      Koranic verses to them before killing them, even though they aren't
      Muslim. While the Cortello family is busy collecting protection money,
      even murdering a recalcitrant baker, Dan Mancino watches and starts
      taking over. When the Cortello family realises what is happening, it is
      too late to call in other families, so a war, or more accurately, the
      massacre of the Cortello family, breaks out. Apart from being strong
      and clever enough to turn any situation to his advantage, such as
      making the murdered baker's wife one of his own... Dan Mancino discovers
      that David is Federico's half brother, so without letting anyone know,
      he convinces David to betray the Cortellos and come over to Mancino's
      At this point, power in both Sicily and New York rests in Don
      Federico's hands; David loses his eyesight in an accident and flees to
      Rome, abandoning his half brother.
      On the train, Father Leonard also
      tells David his own tale: before becoming a priest, he was dealing with
      a certain Williams, whom he kills one evening after the theatre; the
      woman on the train turns out to be William's wife.
      The long journey
      comes to an end, Father Leonard alights, David continues on, and while
      sleeping, has a nightmare in which Don Michele kills him. While David
      is about to reach his destination, we see on the other side of the
      ocean Don Federico, who is leaving for Sicily