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The Mouth of the Wolf (2009)

La bocca del lupo (original title)
The story of a criminal Vincenzo and his transsexual lover Mary, who waited for him for many years while he served his prison sentence.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincenzo Motta ...
Mary Monaco ...
Franco Leo ...
Narrator (voice)
Stefano Carappa ...
Anna Massa ...
Antonio Micheletti ...
Andrea Cambi ...
Adriano Rossi ...
Sara Trombetti ...
Michela Jugovich ...
Domenico Fertini ...
Claudio Coppola ...
Roberto Polloni ...
Anita Lee ...
Ursula Salvo ...


The story of a criminal Vincenzo and his transsexual lover Mary, who waited for him for many years while he served his prison sentence.

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Release Date:

15 February 2010 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A Boca do Lobo  »

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€100,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is taken from a novel by Remigio Zena (1892). See more »


Edited from Ultimo racconto (1973) See more »


Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75 - II. Ad Genua
Composed by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performed by Fabrizio Romano
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Messy, incoherent and ultimately tedious.
4 August 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I went to see this film last night at the Melbourne International Film Festival. I must admit that the only reason I went was that the film is set in the city I was born and where I lived for the first two decades of my life. The story of Mary and Enzo was interesting and could have been very poignant. However, it was engulfed by a messy and incoherent collection of images from a bygone era which made no sense at all and added nothing to the story. It felt like a film student project where the student had been given full access to old footage and went for broke. It was obvious that the film attempted to recreate the poetic atmosphere of a Terence Davies production. In Davies's films all the component work harmoniously together. In this case, all the components fell apart and crushed loudly against the rocky beaches of the Genoese coastline. And sadly, the power of the story of Many and Enzo was weakened by the effort.

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