Power, money and blood: these are the 'values' that the residents of the province of Naples and Caserta confront every day. They have practically no choice, and are forced to obey the rules of the 'System', the Camorra. Only a lucky few can even think of a leading a 'normal' life.
Five stories are woven together in this violent scenario, set in a cruel and ostensibly invented world, but one that is deeply rooted in reality.
Don Ciro is "il sottomarino". He pays the families of the prisoners that are affiliated with his clan, a clan that has the undisputed command of the territory. He is sharp, discreet and carries out his job without getting involved. But at a certain point the clan begins to crumble. Unsure from whom to take orders, he has to worry about his own survival.
Toto is 13 years old and can't wait to "grow up". So he begins his training in the school of life, one step at a time, until one day he has to make a decision, an irreversible choice.
Marco and Ciro think they are living in a Brian de Palma film, but in the eyes of the 'system' they are only two stray dogs whose acts of bravado are disturbing the orderly routine of business.
Roberto is a university graduate and wants to work. Franco offers him a great opportunity, steady employment with good earning prospects: a job in the field of toxic waste management. But the reality of his task is too disconcerting to Roberto's conscience.
Pasquale is a talented tailor who works under the table for a small enterprise subcontracted by the haute couture clothes industry. Chinese competitors give him the opportunity to teach the secrets of his trade to their workers. He is seduced and gratified by the opportunity and accepts, putting his life in danger.
Rating: (MA) 145min
When: Times to be advised
Fri 17th July
Sat 18th July
Sun 19th July
Prices: Adults $13.00; Concessions $10.00; Members/Child $8.50
Nambour Civic Centre is a licensed venue - every person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (including movie sessions)
First Sunday of every month
Nambour Art-House Cinema Film Club
Nambour Civic Centre
Art House Cinema - members $8.50, visitors $13.00 (movie only)
Phone (07) 5475 7777
2009 Film Club Memberships - available now
Membership entitlements include:
*Discounted tickets to every movie -- adult tickets are normally $13, however when you show your membership card, you receive your ticket for $8.50
*2 free movie tickets -- these tickets can be used by you or you are welcome to invite a friend to use these free tickets at any session over the year, however they cannot be used on the first Sunday of each month which is Film Club Night
*Monthly newsletter -- posted to members at the end of each month which lists the movies and screening dates for the upcoming movies. The newsletter also has movie reviews and any information relevant for Film Club members
*Invitation to Film Club Nights -- on the first Sunday of each month we hold a special function for Film Club members which include a screening of an art-house movie and a catered get-together.
* Invitation to Film Discussion Groups - in-formal, fun discussions with like-minded movie goers
Phone us now to join - 5475 7777 (business hours) - or bring your membership form and payment along with you to the February Film Club Function
Yearly Subscription: $38 (Year: 1 March 08 - 28 February 09)
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