A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl who must stand by powerlessly while her brother is assassinated. What follows is an intense exchange fueled by adrenaline and fear between the killer and his witness, one that changes their two lives in an instant. The darkness is lifted from Rita’s eyes just as Salvo decides, against his murderous instincts, to spare her life. From then on, both haunted by their brief encounter, these two damaged souls will attempt to navigate their dangerous next steps side by side.
"Recommended" - Video Librarian
Bonus short: Rita, directed by Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
Sound: 5.1 Surround Sound
- "The renaissance of Italian Cinema!"
- "[A film that] defies our expectations!"
- "A fascinating Italian film noir, immaculately made!"
Awards & Recognition
Cannes Film Festival (Critics' Week)
France 4 Visionary Award
Cannes Film Festival
Chicago Int'l Film Festival
Atlantic Film Festival
Festival do Rio
Stockholm Film Festival
St. Petersburg Film Festival
San Juan Int'l Film Festival
Cine-World Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival
Portland Int'l Film Festival