Black Souls
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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The rich story of a criminal family from the southern region of Calabria plays out like a contemporary Western, where the call to blood law and an emphasis on revenge are commonplace and acceptable notions of justice.

"I made this film in a town that legal professionals and journalists stigmatise as one of the nerve centres of the Calabrian 'ndrangheta: Africo... When I said I wanted to make the film there, everyone tried to discourage me: it's too difficult, it's inaccessible, it's too dangerous... I arrived in Calabria full of prejudice and fear. I discovered a very complex and diverse reality. I saw mistrust turn into curiosity, and people opened their doors to us. I mixed my actors with the residents of Africo, who acted and worked with the cast. Without them, this film would have been poorer. Africo has a very tough history of criminality but it can help us understand many things about our country."
Francesco Munzi

tags: Family, Feature film, Thriller, Crime/Murder

Cast: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova, Anna Ferruzzo

Credits

Screenplay: Francesco Munzi, Fabrizio Ruggirello, Maurizio Braucci

Original Material: Gioacchino Criaco

Director of Photography: Vladan Radovic

Film Editor: Cristiano Travaglioli

Composer: Giuliano Taviani

Production Designer: Luca Servino

Costume Design: Marina Roberti

Sound: Stefano Campus

Producer: Luigi Musini, Olivia Musini

Co-Producer: Fabio Conversi

Production Company: Cinemaundici

Co-Production Company: Babe Film S.A.S.

World Sales: RAI COM SPA

Director: Francesco Munzi