An assassin for the Sicilian mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. Ordered to eliminate a rival clan, he encounters Rita, a beautiful blind girl who stands powerless whilst over hearing her brother's murder. Driven by adrenaline and fear, Rita tries to escape and against his violent instincts, Salvo decides to spare her life, a decision that puts both of them in perilous danger.
I'm borrowing films in Italian to improve my language learning so not always the same bar applies as for a totally free choice. However this was excellent, no run of the mill thriller. It was full of suspense, atmospheric, with good use of silence and the audience as quiet observer. The 2 leads put in powerful performances and only occasionally did I query the credibility of the premise. There are also quite interesting short films on how it was made. As for the language it was not too difficult and I had the pleasure of recognising several grammatical structures I had recently learnt. My level of Italian is intermediate so sub-titles are still necessary on first viewing.