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Salvo (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 22 August 2014 (USA)
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Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Saleh Bakri ... Salvo
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Enzo Puleo
Sara Serraiocco ... Rita
Giuditta Perriera Giuditta Perriera ... Mimma Puleo
Mario Pupella ... Boss
Redouane Behache Redouane Behache ... Picciotto
Jake J. Meniani ... Picciotto (as Jacopo Menicagli)
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Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | Sicilian

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salvo - Magányos szerelmesek See more »

Filming Locations:

Enna, Sicily, Italy See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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European art at its best
4 October 2013 | by Tuco-23See all my reviews

Salvo synopsis may seem like a tear jerker melodrama, but it isn't. This is the European art film at its best. Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samourai may come to your minds, but even that is like blockbuster in comparison with Salvo. Long shots, minimum of words, no music - that is Salvo. Salvo Mancuso. He is defined by his acts, not his words. The plot is revealed slowly and if you are right kind of spectator, you will enjoy calm atmosphere of this movie. There are some great sequences I won't spoil. This is definitely that kind of film where directors precisely thanked about each shot. This is sad film about lonely people who "live their lives like a rats" (a sentence one of the character says in the movie). If you want to be enjoyed, look somewhere else. if you like film noir, slow films and films where you see the creators know their work with images and sound, this might be for you.


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