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Naples in Veils (2017)

Napoli velata (original title)
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In a Naples suspended between magic and superstition, madness and rationality, a mystery envelops the existence of Adriana, overwhelmed by a sudden love and a violent crime.


Ferzan Ozpetek
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Credited cast:
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Adriana
Alessandro Borghi ... Andrea / Luca
Anna Bonaiuto ... Adele
Peppe Barra Peppe Barra ... Pasquale
Biagio Forestieri Biagio Forestieri ... Antonio
Luisa Ranieri ... Catena
Maria Pia Calzone ... Rosaria
Carmine Recano ... Domenico
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri ... Ludovica
Isabella Ferrari ... Valeria
Loredana Cannata Loredana Cannata ... Liliana
Angela Pagano Angela Pagano
Maria Luisa Santella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Braucci Antonio Braucci ... Salvatore
Rosaria D'Urso Rosaria D'Urso ... Suora


During an occult ceremony in an old house, a young handsome man seduces Adriano. They spend the night together and make an appointment, but the young man does not come. The next day, Adriana finds out that her lover was killed. Police inspectors also report to the shocked Adriana that the deceased photographed her naked during sleep. Wanting to figure out what is happening, Adriana decides to conduct her investigation.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance


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Italian censorship visa # 112761 delivered on 19 December 2017. See more »


Written by Enzo Gragnianiello
Performed by Arisa
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20 June 2018 | by beatrice-music_starSee all my reviews

There are some movies that just aren't meant to be understood, Napoli Velata is one of them without a doubt. Maybe it doesn't have the most amazing plot, it's quite intricate, but I found that the best thing about this movie is the breathtaking sceneries that the city offers, even if just inside a house. Many have said that it doesn't feel whole because Naples is barely there, but I think that the film just shows a different version of the city that perhaps the "outsiders'" eye can't catch and isn't used to. I was born in this city and one thing that really moved me is actually the way the city is depicted. It's impressive how Ozpetek managed to take the city and use it as the protagonist but at the same time as the background to the story. It's evidently the point of view of someone that went well beyond the stereotypes (finally) and deep into the roots of the culture and the customs, elements that very much characterize a Neapolitan's identity such as theatre, superstitions and numbers. The movie doesn't want to give a definitive and defined definition of what it shows and I really appreciated it.

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Release Date:

19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy


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2.35 : 1
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