LOVE AND BULLETS
AMMORE E MALAVITA
2017, Rai Com, 133 min, Italy, Dir: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti

This music-filled romp from the Manetti Bros. earned a Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival. Ciro (Giampaolo Morelli) is among the most feared men in Naples, one of two killers at the service of crime boss Don Vincenzo (Carlo Buccirosso), “the King of Fish.” One night a young nurse, Fatima (Serena Rossi), finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time and sees too much; Ciro is given the job of getting rid of her. But when the two end up face to face, they recognize each other as childhood sweethearts.


EMMA
IL COLORE NASCOSTO DELLE COSE
2017, Celluloid Dreams, 116 min, Italy/Switzerland, Dir: Silvio Soldini

Teo (Adriano Giannini) holds a creative position at a trendy ad agency and is an inveterate womanizer. Beautiful and vibrant, Emma (Valeria Golino) is an osteopath though she has been blind since the age of 16. When they first meet, Teo is mesmerized by her sexy voice and intrigued, never having been with a blind woman. The two go out on a date but when Emma proves too sharp to succumb to his charms, Teo is hooked.


OUTSIDE THE LAW
1920, 75 min, USA, Dir: Tod Browning

This action-packed crime thriller by director Tod Browning (DRACULA, FREAKS, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT) features Lon Chaney in dual roles: as the frighteningly intense, vengeful Black Mike Sylva; and, proving his billing as the Man of a Thousand Faces, as Ah Wing, student of philosophy. With a solid performance by Priscilla Dean as Molly, who is diverted from her life of crime by Confucian wisdom.


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