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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.

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Ferzan Ozpetek
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Cast

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 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
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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.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 December 2017 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis von Neapel See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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€1,560,503 (Italy), 31 December 2017, Limited Release
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horrible
30 September 2018 | by rossorameSee all my reviews

That was possibly the worst movie i have ever seen. films with gay and lesbian characters can do extremely well at the box-office, so director ozpetek tried to shock moviegoers with this "mysterious and sensational" movie at the cryptic and (do not know why) dark and decadent world of naples. this supposedly noir-erotic drama generated in me nothing but annoyance: napoli velata, promised steamy situations thanks to its title but plot only delivered boredom and predictability. what also makes this badly watchable is that ozpetek shoots every scene on a weird angle, so many actors were really, really ugly. it's impossible not to be somehow grossed out and a little bit puzzled that ozpetek tried to fulfill this ambition with an inexistent plot, static characters (I thought they had dark side... but they're just vulgar, sloppy, embarrassing) and ugly, coarse and melodramatic actors. i think that his view about naples is completely wrong and ultimately injurious.


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