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It Was the Son (2012)

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90 minutes Not released
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In one of the poorest suburbs of Palermo, Sicily - blighted by the Camorra gangs of the kind rendered in Gomorrah - a young girl is fatally wounded when caught in the crossfire of a gangster shooting. Promised extensive government compensation, the girl's family, headed by its scrap merchant-scavenger father (amazingly embodied by the ubiquitous Toni Servillo), the family starts advance spending of its supposed riches and even more catastrophe ensues.
An operatic, grotesque, grand guignol drama, dripping with venomous black humour and featuring a shocking denouement, It Was the Son is an astonishingly original, first solo directorial feature from cinematographer Ciprì (who also photographed Bellocchio's Dormant Beauty) since he parted company with his long term creative partner, Maresco.
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Daniele Ciprì
Roberto Alaimo, Daniele Ciprì
Daniele Ciprì
È stato il figlio
Comedy, Drama
Italy, Comedy, Drama

2012 Venice Film Festival Best Cinematography

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Run Time:
90 minutes
Release Date:
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Run Time:
90 minutes

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