Albanian teenager, Saimir, emigrates to Italy to start a new life with his father. His father tries to make a living transporting illegal immigrants. When this fails to make his father any ... See full summary »
Mimmo, a worker respected by his friends and colleagues, actually collecting debts with violent methods on behalf of his uncle. After meeting with the young escort Tania, Mimmo decides to redeem himself from a life that let him down.
A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism.... See full summary »
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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