Tough, gripping drama about a committed, principled priest taking on the Mafia and risking his life in a poverty-stricken parish in Naples.
Dir-Scr Vincenzo Marra
Prod Luigi Musini, Olivia Musini, Cesare Apolito, Renato Ragosta
With Mimmo Borrelli, Astrid Meloni, Roberto Del Gaudio
This superbly rendered and utterly believable contemporary morality tale focuses on a stubborn, principled priest in a poor Naples parish who battles a local Camorra clan. Dissatisfied with life in Rome, an idealistic priest transfers back to his home in Naples, to work in an impoverished and Mafia-infested parish. In attempting to help the local population survive the grim hardships of daily life, he comes up against the local Mafia kingpin. Matters intensify as he investigates an accusation that one of the gangsters is sexually abusing a child. Vincenzo Marra’s gripping drama is reminiscent – in a very good way – of the socially concerned gangster dramas produced by Warner Bros. in the 1930s that featured James Cagney and Pat O’Brien. But Equilibrium is no starry melodrama. It has a gritty, realistic atmosphere replete with impressively authentic performances from its largely non-professional cast.
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- Vincenzo Marra, Director
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