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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 »
23 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Crime | Drama

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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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Stick Around For The Good Stuff
12 August 2018 | by shaososaSee all my reviews

This is another gangster film where there isn't all the action of the traditional entry in the genre. If Goodfellas is Saving Private Ryan, then Black Souls is more in the vein of The Thin Red Line, not the same caliber as that film but you get my drift.

This is much more of a character study of the players involved. The eldest of a trio of brothers has spent decades tending to his farm and staying out of the family business, which is for the most part unnamed shady stuff. But when his son goes to visit his goon of a brother with intentions of joining the dark side, a sequence of events fall in place resulting in a finish that I don't think anyone can see coming.

Not a lot happens in the first 2/3s of Black Souls in an action sense, and if I was in the wrong mood I might not have liked this as much as I did. But I thought the conflict between the four chief characters (the dad, his two gangster brothers, and his son) was established very convincingly. Come with patience to this one and you will be well rewarded. One of the scenes near the finish is simply magnificent.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 September 2014 (Italy) 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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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