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Set in contemporary Naples, Dark Love focuses on the consequences of the brutal rape of a young woman by three teenage boys. Ciro is the only boy who shows remorse (he confesses his role, ... See full summary »

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Antonio Capuano

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Antonio Capuano
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Cast

Credited cast:
Irene de Angelis Irene de Angelis ... Irene
Gabriele Agrio Gabriele Agrio ... Ciro
Luisa Ranieri ... Chiara
Fabrizio Gifuni ... Psicoterapeuta
Valeria Golino ... Psicologa Carcere
Corso Salani ... Padre di Irene
Anna Ammirati Anna Ammirati ... Analista di Irene (as Anna Rita Ammirati)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfio Alessi Alfio Alessi
Santa De Santis Santa De Santis
Don Luigi Merola Don Luigi Merola ... Himself
Alessandro Sansone Alessandro Sansone
Almerica Schiavo Almerica Schiavo
Loredana Simioli ... Mamma di Ciro
Raffaele Vassallo ... Ricky
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Set in contemporary Naples, Dark Love focuses on the consequences of the brutal rape of a young woman by three teenage boys. Ciro is the only boy who shows remorse (he confesses his role, leading to recriminations from his fellow assailants), and part of the film is devoted to his experiences in an offshore juvenile prison. Simultaneously, the film follows the faltering efforts of the victim, Irene, to put her life back together, continue studying for university, and behave with some semblance of normality with her boyfriend and family. However, Ciro starts writing letters from prison to Irene, who eventually begins to read them. The two stories have a marked difference in tone. Ciro's experiences are unsurprisingly gritty and occasionally violent, while Irene, in a much more meditative depiction, is shown going about everyday life while still disturbed and alienated by what she has been through. The interweaving of the two stories is skillfully handled, the use of Naples as a setting... Written by antonello

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (Italy) See more »

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Dark Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Not to be missed !!!!
12 June 2014 | by pelmic2002See all my reviews

This movie, set in the most beautiful city of all , Napoli, is not to be missed.Real life runs throughout the story, one you can easily experience in the real world.The two main characters are so believable especially since they are not professional , almost borrowed from their lives for this masterpiece.Capuano is one of few directors with a unique honesty and integrity, you cannot help to appreciate him.Overall, without going in details that might spoil the viewer, this is art at his best.A mention is needed for the rest of the crew of professional actors :Fabrizio Gifuni, Valeria Golino, and, on his last appearance before a sudden death, Corso Salani ; they all perform in a generous way , trying not to overshadow the two young actors.


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