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The Soul's Place (2003)

Il posto dell'anima (original title)
Three workers of a tire factory, in southern Italy, lead the struggle against the American company owner of the factory who wants to close the Italian branch in which they work.


Riccardo Milani


Riccardo Milani (story and screenplay), Domenico Starnone (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Silvio Orlando ... Antonio
Michele Placido ... Salvatore
Claudio Santamaria ... Mario
Paola Cortellesi Paola Cortellesi ... Nina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Federico Di Flauro Federico Di Flauro ... Amico di Giannino
Imma Piro ... Maddalena
Flavio Pistilli Flavio Pistilli ... Giannino
Maria Laura Rondanini Maria Laura Rondanini ... Manuela
Ennio Tozzi Ennio Tozzi ... Gerard Utterman


An American multinational company has decided to close a factory in a small town in the Abruzzo but its workers and employees reject the decision. Among the leaders of the rebellion is Antonio, an idealist who struggles to remain in his native region. There are also Salvatore, an old trade unionist and Mario, who has just married. They manage to attract the national television channels and to garner sympathy. But the conflict lingers on... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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A movie of real life
31 May 2003 | by dadieSee all my reviews

The story is simple and maybe classic: a country-town, workers and an american factory that is going to be closed, workers and town-mates fight to evade it. The plot doesn't matter because in the center of all we have the life, the real life, not the retoric and fake one but the life lived. Friendship, love, cooperation are the protagonists, people are protagonists, character are not. It is a real story, not a real movie story. There aren't heros either particular dramatic moment. The event can make everything tragic but the movie remain something similar to a comedy.

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Release Date:

30 May 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Soul's Haven See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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