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Black Souls (2014)

Anime nere (original title)
The story of three brothers, the sons of a shepherd, close to the ndrangheta and of their divided soul.

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The story of three brothers, the sons of a shepherd, close to the ndrangheta and of their divided soul.

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18 September 2014 (Italy)  »

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$6,286 (USA) (10 April 2015)

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$100,120 (USA) (29 May 2015)
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Good movie
3 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

But not the mafia movie I expected.

Seems to take the concept of the Sopranos one step further (or rather a step down)

It's a very nonviolent (for a gangster movie), and far more blue collar than Goodfellas is

Makes the whole organization feel more grounded.

I wonder if that's just the difference between the Italians and the Italian-Americans.

Well-acted. I really like the performance from the guy playing Luciano, the dad trying to keep his son away from the path his brother is on. A hard sell cause Luciano's brother's got all the cool stuff and treats his nephew like a man.

Must admit the story seems hard to follow. It's in Italian and the subtitles did not help. Plus the movie moves slower than expected.

Overall, it's one of those films that pays off with a small emotional climb up as you get to know that characters and how they live capped off with a roller coaster ride that's very fulfilling.

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