Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl smitten with her handsome classmate ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick is the mystery behind his strange disappearance.
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.
Luigi Lo Cascio,
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Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson,
In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She rebels against the silence and complicity that surround her, and to find him she descends into the dark world which has swallowed him up and which has a lake as its mysterious entrance. Only their indestructible love will be able to bring her back along.
The story was inspired by the real life abduction and murder of the son of a Mafia informant in 1993. See more »
When going back to the forest Luna retrieves Giuseppe's backpack and finds a figurine of Son Goku with blue hair. Then Luna and Loredana dye their hair blue like the toy.
Son Goku appears in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Kai, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Super.
The movie takes place in the 90's and Son Goku did not achieve the blue hair transformation yet. Blue hair is a new transformation that appeared with Dragon Ball Super which has been released only in 2015. They should have referred to Dragon Ball Z and a yellow hair transformation (the only one known in the 90's for Sayans like Son Goku). See more »
Safe With Me
Performed by Anja Plaschg (as Soap&Skin)
Written, Produced & Performed by Anja Plaschg (as Anja Plaschg aka Soap&Skin)
(C) Strictly Confidential
Diritti per l'italia: Accordo Edizioni Musicali See more »
A little owl calling in the night, the murmur of the wind as it moves through the forest and the light of the moon in the water. They communicate somehow; this boy who vanished without a trace and the girl, Luna, who gave her heart and refuses to forget him. As days turn into months, life in Luna's remote village returns to normal, but she does not. The same darkness that swallowed the boy could consume the girl.
Based on real life, Sicilian Ghost Story provides a vision of Italy at odds with a typical and simplistic glimpse of the country. Dreams become tangible and humans communicate in supernatural ways, among other abnormal things. The camera itself descends into water and characters are viewed at odd angles and in strange light. The opening of the film, glimmers of light and eerie ambient sounds in a cave combined with ghostly electronic tones, is especially good. It sets the stage for the unexpected, peculiar and dark story. While some scenes are awkward and slow moving the film is as fascinating and extraordinary as ancient Roman columns by the sea. Sicilian Ghost Story surfaced at Cannes in 2017 and is available in Netflix "saved jail."
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