Angela, a young Sicilian woman, is married to Sato, a drug and jewel trafficker. Contrary to the custom, she is her husband's actual right-hand. One day the gang accept a new member, Masino, who looks like a Greek god. Saro often asks Masino to escort Angela and a mutual attraction develops between them. But Saro's telephone has been tapped by the police and the phone calls exchanged by Angela and Masino get recorded. The police finally decide to put an end to the actions of the gang.Written by
What a wonderful film this is! To other reviewers who were less enthusiastic, I can only say: your prince charming is a dead man walking. The camera stays very close to the actors throughout, making the experience uncomfortably claustrophobic, and knowing from the beginning that the characters are under police surveillance heightens the anxiety even more. All the usual cinema verite devices serve perfectly, the performances are utterly convincing, the deluge pitch-perfect, the story is gripping from beginning to end, and unutterably sad--and the lovers are gorgeous. There is nothing pretentious or contrived about this movie. So what more do you want?
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