La Santa (The Saint)

Director: Cosimo Alemà, Writers: Cosimo Alemà & Riccardo Brun, Production: Panama films, Italy, Language: Italian, 2013, 90’/4 x 25-30′, Rights: World 

In a small town in southern Italy, suspended in time and space, four strangers arrive for a desperate ransom from their sad lives. Dante, Gianni Agostino and Diego are four fools with the intention to steal the Saint statue of the town. But in a community where religion and ferocious superstition live in a precarious balance, reactions can be unpredictable, and very violent. It is too late when the four realize that they have made the biggest mistake of their lives.

“If you’re looking for a different Italian job, you’ve come to the right place”
Out Now.ch

“A grotesque noir set in the deepest southern province, as bigoted and violent as the Sicily of ‘Non si sevizia un paperino’.
Point Blank

Cast

Ippolito Chiariello as Panettiere
Gianluca Di Gennaro  (Gomorrah, The Restaurant) as Gianni
Marianna Di Martino (Don Matteo)as Chiara
Emanuela Gabrieli as  Giulia
Massimiliano Gallo (Hand of God, Imma Tataranni, I bastardi di Pizzofalcone) as Agostino
Bianca Nappi (House of Gucci)