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Salvo

November 15, 2013

Italy | 2013 | 104 minutes | Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

Producer Massimo Cristaldi scheduled to attend.

A henchman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless in this Italian film noir, which won the Critic's Week Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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After being ambushed by a rival Mafia clan, and winning the shootout, Salvo sneaks into the house of one of the last members to finish the job. Upon entry he discovers Rita, a beautiful, young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while he assassinates her brother. After sparing Rita's life, Salvo escorts her to an abandoned factory where she is held captive. He battles with his duty to dispose of this witness while his fascination with her grows. An intense part-miracle results in what will be an unbreakable bond between the two.

Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri (The Time that Remains, The Band's Visit) offers a captivating stand-out performance as the supposedly steely mafia assassin in Sicilian filmmakers Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza's astonishing part-action, part-thriller.

Director: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
Principal Cast: Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco, Mario Pupella
Country: Italy, France
Year: 2013
Running Time: 104 minutes
Producer: Massimo Cristaldi, Fabrizio Mosca
Screenplay: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
Cinematographers: Daniele Ciprì
Editors: Desideria Rayner
Production Designer: Marco Dentici
Language: Italian
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Films Distribution
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