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Salvo

Salvo

Directors: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza
Italy
Italian with English Subtitles
104 min
World Cinema

Synopsis:
Mafia hitman Salvo is solitary, callous, and ruthless. His deep-rooted cold-bloodedness is tested, however, when, on a job, he comes across his target’s sister, a blind woman named Rita. Disturbed by her unseeing stare, Salvo cannot bring himself to silence the potential witness. In choosing to spare her, he must become her protector. The once amoral Salvo must risk his life to save hers in this masterfully executed story of love and redemption.

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Producer: Massimo Cristaldi and Fabrizio Mosca

Principal Cast: Saleh Bakri, Sara Serraiocco, Luigi Lo Cascio, Mario Pupella

Film Format: DCP

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Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza

Biography

Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza are both Sicilian writer-directors. They worked for a long time as writers and script consultants for Italian production companies Filmauro and Fandango. In 2004 they wrote for Fandango the musical comedy Ogni volta che te ne vai, set in the world of dance halls along the Romagna coast. They still work as freelance script development consultants, collaborating with a few European workshops, such as the Berlinale Residency, Nisi Masa ESP, Torino FilmLab. Their debut as directors was in 2010 with the short film Rita, presented in more than one hundred international film festivals (Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Chicago, Brooklyn, Angers, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Aspen, among others), winning many awards. Salvo is their first feature film. FILMOGRAPHY 2013 SALVO 2010 RITA (Short)

Screenplay: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza

Producer: Massimo Cristaldi and Fabrizio Mosca

Editor: Desideria Rayner

Principal Cast: Saleh Bakri, Sara Serraiocco, Luigi Lo Cascio, Mario Pupella

Production Companies: Acaba Produzioni and Cristaldi Pictures

Sponsors
Year of Italian Culture
Italian Film Commission
Casale de Giglio
Italian Cultural Institute