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The Soul's Place (2003)

Il posto dell'anima (original title)
Three workers of a tire factory, in southern Italy, lead the struggle agianst the American company owner of the factory who wants to close the Italian branch in which they work.



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30 May 2003 (Italy)  »

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The Soul's Haven  »

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2.35 : 1
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A movie of real life
31 May 2003 | by (Roma, Italy) – See all my reviews

The story is simple and maybe classic: a country-town, workers and an american factory that is going to be closed, workers and town-mates fight to evade it. The plot doesn't matter because in the center of all we have the life, the real life, not the retoric and fake one but the life lived. Friendship, love, cooperation are the protagonists, people are protagonists, character are not. It is a real story, not a real movie story. There aren't heros either particular dramatic moment. The event can make everything tragic but the movie remain something similar to a comedy.

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