Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate a man, he discovers Rita, the man's blind younger sister...

"The pic's main attraction comes some 10 minutes in, with a prolonged, breathlessly executed scene, shot in one impressive take inside Renato's darkened house. Renato isn't home, but his sister, the blind Rita, is, counting money and singing along to her favorite song in the basement when Salvo breaks in. Grassadonia and Piazza convey a wealth of details without using any dialogue, relying instead on some exceptionally choreographed Steadicam work from lenser Daniele Cipri, very suggestive low lighting courtesy of all the shuttered windows to keep out the Palermo heat, and a heightened soundscape that not only suggests Rita's superior hearing but also ratchets up the tension."
Boyd van Hoeij, Variety

tags: Feature film

Cast: Saleh Bakri, Sara Serraiocco, Luigi Lo Cascio, Mario Pupella


Screenplay: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

Director of Photography: Daniele Cipri

Film Editor: Desideria Rayner

Production Designer: Marco Dentici

Costume Design: Mariano Tufano

Sound: Guillaume Sciama

Producer: Massimo Cristaldi

Co-Producer: Fabrizio Mosca, Antoine de Clermont-Tonerre, Raphael Berdugo

Production Company: Cristaldi Pictures / Acaba produzioni

World Sales: Films Distribution

Director: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza