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Il sole nero (2007)

After learning the identity of the man who killed her husband, a young widow struggles with whether to forgive the killer or avenge her husband's death.

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Krzysztof Zanussi

Writers:

Rocco Familiari (play), Krzysztof Zanussi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Valeria Golino ... Agata / Wife
Kaspar Capparoni Kaspar Capparoni ... Salvo / Drug addict
Lorenzo Balducci ... Manfredi / Husband
Victoria Zinny ... Filippa / Agata's mother
Mariella Lo Sardo Mariella Lo Sardo ... Porzia / Maid (as Mariella Losardo)
Toni Bertorelli Toni Bertorelli ... Ispettore / Inspector
Antonio Ianiello Antonio Ianiello ... Assistente ispettore / Assistant inspector
Giuseppe Sulfaro ... Fratello di Salvo / Salvo's brother of
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marco Basile Marco Basile ... Spacciatore / drug dealer
Susanna Capri Susanna Capri ... Dottore / The doctor
Walter D'Errico Walter D'Errico ... 1° Poliziotto / 1st Policeman (as Valter D'Errico)
Francesco Di Lorenzo Francesco Di Lorenzo ... 2° Poliziotto / 2nd Policeman
Vittorio Di Paola Vittorio Di Paola ... Armaiolo
Rocco Familiari Rocco Familiari ... Prete / Priest
Remo Girone ... Anatomopatologo / pathologist
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Based on the drama by Rocco Familiari, Black Sun is rooted in the facts of an event that transpired two decades ago. Agata and Manfredi is a young couple in Catania, deeply in love and growing happier as time goes by. When Manfredi is shot and killed, Agata emerges from her shock with a desire for vengeance. Once she identifies the murderer herself, she methodically seduces him in order to exact a confession. Zanussi's film centers on a woman who, like many Sicilians, is inherently distrustful of a justice system that veers toward leniency and inaction. Almost philosophical in tone and rich in symbolism, the film is universal with its idealistic romance and vows of "forever" while being simultaneously singular. Valeria Golino as Agata turns in a performance that conveys the hope and drive of a woman on a path towards tragedy. Written by AnonymousB

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Catania, Sicily, Italy See more »

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1.85 : 1
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delicate frame
21 May 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it is not convincing. and far to be coherent. it seems be a mixture of different influences, using the atmosphere, the eroticism, the old solutions for a reasonable work about nothing. sure, it is a beautiful film. but not more. this is far to be a sin. because, after its end, the only important thing remains its flavors. it seems be an improvisation. mixing influences/images from Luchino Visconti and memories about Mediteranean forms of justice and soap operas. the purpose - a Romantic story. and the result is decent. but only significant part remains the delicate frame of a tragic love story. and , maybe, it could be enough.


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