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Black Souls (2014)

Anime nere (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 18 September 2014 (Italy)
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The story of three brothers, the sons of a shepherd, close to the ndrangheta and of their divided soul.

Director:

Francesco Munzi

Writers:

Gioacchino Criaco (novel), Francesco Munzi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marco Leonardi ... Luigi
Peppino Mazzotta ... Rocco
Fabrizio Ferracane ... Luciano
Barbora Bobulova ... Valeria
Anna Ferruzzo Anna Ferruzzo ... Antonia
Giuseppe Fumo ... Leo
Pasquale Romeo Pasquale Romeo ... Ercole
Vito Facciolla Vito Facciolla ... Pasquale
Aurora Quattrocchi Aurora Quattrocchi ... Rosa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Armando Bruno Armando
Isabella Bandini Isabella Bandini
Carlos Bardem ... Miguel
Antonio Brescia Antonio Brescia
Lucia Catanzariti Lucia Catanzariti
Domenico Centamore Domenico Centamore ... Rosario
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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 September 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas Negras See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,286, 12 April 2015

Gross USA:

$101,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,278,360
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Steal Compass/Drive North/Disappear
Written by Set Fire to Flames
Performed by Set Fire to Flames
© Rough Trade Publishing Ltd.
(P) Set Fire to Flames, 2001
Editore per L'Italia: Universal Music Publishing Ricordi SRL.
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A different kind of gangster film. Highly recommended!
18 October 2018 | by lizardjimsSee all my reviews

Italy seems to be one step ahead in the production of quality crime films. After the majestic ''Suburra'', this film travels the viewer to the Italian south where we are introduced to three brothers Luciano, Rocco and Luigi who spend their lives inside the omnipotent organized crime complex which is known as ndrangheta (the word is derived for the greek synonym of bravery). Luciano is retired from this lifestyle and is now devoted to his family, a young son (Leo) who seems eager to follow the steps of his criminal uncles. There is nothing flashy or glamorizing about the film's depiction of the mafia lifestyle, ''Anime Nere'' is a rather reserved character-based movie placing the emphasis on the problematic family dynamics and the emotional ordeals of the main characters. This is supported by the stellar performances of all the main actors, in my opinion, Marco Leonardi stands out as the mercurial and tough Luigi, and the direction is exquisite using the beautiful landscape as a marker of the protagonists' feelings. If you are looking for another ''Goodfellas'' rip-off, better stay away from this Italian gem. This is a movie about the genuine lovers of the medium.


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