7.2/10
499
1 user 4 critic

Alla luce del sole (2005)

Padre Puglisi a priest from a mafia-controlled district of Paleremo, helps kids to get off the streets and in his church creates an embracing place of hope and righteousness, which means ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I cento passi (2000)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A tender love story intertwines with the allied conquer of Sicily during WWII, where the US Army had to find partners in the local society.

Director: Pif
Stars: Pif, Miriam Leone, Andrea Di Stefano
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Enzo, a lonely and misanthropic small time crook, uses the superpowers gained after falling in the Tiber river to chase down a crazy gangster called "The gypsy".

Director: Gabriele Mainetti
Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's ... See full summary »

Director: Pif
Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex Bisconti
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion.

Director: Roberto Benigni
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi
Fiore (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Youth detention centre. Daphne, arrested for theft, falls in love with Josh, who is also a young robber. Men and women can not meet in jail and love is forbidden. Daphne and Josh's ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Giovannesi
Stars: Daphne Scoccia, Josciua Algeri, Valerio Mastandrea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Portugal 1938. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of the Lisboa, an unaffiliated evening paper. There is civil war in Spain and the fascists are in power in Portugal, but he ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniel Auteuil
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The film is the story of the 57 days that separate the death of Giovanni Falcone from that of Paolo Borsellino. The drama begins with a date: May 23, 1992, the day when Falcone was murdered... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Negrin
Stars: Giovanni Calcagno, Francesco Casisa, Giuseppe De Rosa
Perlasca: Un eroe italiano (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Negrin
Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Jérôme Anger, Amanda Sandrelli
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia
Fortapàsc (2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.

Director: Marco Risi
Stars: Libero De Rienzo, Valentina Lodovini, Michele Riondino
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Padre Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi
Alessia Goria ...
Suor Carolina Iavazzo
Corrado Fortuna ...
Gregorio Porcaro
Giovanna Bozzolo ...
Anita
...
Filippo
Piero Nicosia ...
Giuseppe
Lollo Franco ...
Gaspare
Mario Giunta ...
Saro
Pierlorenzo Randazzo ...
Domenico
Gabriele Castagna ...
Rosario
Salvo Scelta ...
Carmelo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dario Bologna
Roberto Burgio
Simona Cavalieri
Adriano Chiaramida
Edit

Storyline

Padre Puglisi a priest from a mafia-controlled district of Paleremo, helps kids to get off the streets and in his church creates an embracing place of hope and righteousness, which means trouble for the local mafia. He continues his solitary fight until the bitter end. Written by Jakuzzi

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

By the Light of Day  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€100,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don Giuseppe Puglisi was the Parish
28 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

For three years Don Giuseppe (Pino) Puglisi was the Parish of Brancaccio district of Palermo. He was murdered on his 56th birthday on September 15th,1993 by Mafia killers. Don Puglisi fought actively the social environment where Mafia grows and flourishes. He founded and ran a Center for the children and the teenagers, giving them both an alternative to their native environment and a way to escape to Mafia enrollment. The movie style is grave and severe, the protagonist is at the same time loving and rough.Director Roberto Faenza and actor Luca Zingaretti are perfect for a perfect movie. I wish to recommend to see both "Alla luce del sole" and "I cento passi" (aka "The one-hundred steps") by Marco Tullio Giordana, another excellent movie on the Mafia subject.


29 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show