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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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Credited cast:
... Luigi
... Rocco
... Luciano
... Valeria
Anna Ferruzzo ... Antonia
... Leo
Pasquale Romeo ... Ercole
Vito Facciolla ... Pasquale
Aurora Quattrocchi ... Rosa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Armando
Isabella Bandini
... Miguel
Antonio Brescia
Lucia Catanzariti
Domenico Centamore ... Rosario


The story of three brothers, the sons of a shepherd, close to the ndrangheta and of their divided soul.

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Release Date:

18 September 2014 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Almas Negras  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,286, 12 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,120, 31 May 2015
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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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Good movie
3 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

But not the mafia movie I expected.

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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