Salvo, a first work of directors Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia and the Gran Prix of Critics winner at Cannes this year will be released in the US. Of particular interest to me: my favorite, Luigi Lo Cascio is in it!
Variety calls it “moody and extremely sensorial” and “breathlessly executed”.
A henchman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate someone from a rival Mafia clan, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. When Salvo decides to spare her life, something extraordinary happens. From then on, these two beings – both haunted by the world they belong to – are linked together forever.
Salvo – Saleh Bakri
Rita – Sara Serraiocco
Puleo – Luigi Lo Cascio
Randisi – Mario Pupella