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3.3
95 Ratings

Black Souls

Anime Nere

Directed by Francesco Munzi
Italy, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

Three brothers from the Aspromonte region in Calabria are not affiliated with the mighty and deadly ‘ndrangheta organization but are involved in numerous and widespread criminal activities. The infernal journey of the three protagonists traces an ever widening path of blood and violence…

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Black Souls Directed by Francesco Munzi

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2014 | 4 wins including: Best Director (AKAI International Film Fest Award)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2015 | 3 wins including: Best Producer

2015 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

Fans of Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah, which told an even more intricate story of the Camorran crime syndicate from Naples, 200 miles up the coast, might find this equally thrilling, if far less frantic. And in its exploration of the supremacy of family when the chips are down, there are obvious comparisons to be drawn with Francis Ford Coppola's first Godfather film. This is Munzi's third picture, and one that should by all rights win him an appreciative international audience.
October 29, 2015
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It may not quite have the explosive charm of some of the classics, but Black Souls is an elegant, unsettling addition to the gangster movie canon. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing.
April 11, 2015
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Without flash, Munzi balances authenticity and poetry... Munzi doesn't foreground style for its own sake, but subtle and nuanced flourishes are present at the service of the narrative.
April 09, 2015
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