Based on a true story, this is an epic tale of an Italian Calabrian Mafia family.
- Director Francesco Munzi
- Producers Luigi Musini, Olivia Musini, Fabio Conversi
- Screenwriters Francesco Munzi, Fabrizio Ruggirello, Maurizio Braucci
- With Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane
- Italy-France 2014
- 103 mins
- Sales Rai Com SpA
Gioacchino Criaco’s novel (itself based on a true story) allows Francesco Munzi to give a new spin on Italian family feud, this time focusing on the Calabrian Mafia. It is an impressively detailed depiction of a certain kind of criminal life and the different generations of family members who are inextricably caught up in it. Then just when Black Souls seems to be heading towards a conventional outcome, there is a cleverly wrought change in the story’s progress, which leads inexorably to a violent conclusion that is both shocking and unexpected in its moral implications.
- Director Alina Marazzi
- Italy 2014
- 10 mins
Part of a series using footage from the Italian Istituto Luce archive, which celebrates its 90th Anniversary.