The Dark Sea

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  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 4.3  (300)

The Dark Sea is a 2006 Italian drama film directed by Roberta Torre. Starring Luigi Lo Cascio, Anna Mouglalis, and Maurizio Donadoni, the film is set in the aftermath of the 1992 Mafia bombings in Sicily. Lo Cascio plays Filippo, a Sicilian journalist who returns to his hometown to investigate the bombings and the subsequent cover-up by the authorities. He is assisted in his investigation by Mouglalis' character, Sara, an ex-girlfriend who is now a lawyer. Donadoni plays the role of Vito, a local thug who has ties to the Mafia and is involved in drug trafficking.

The film explores themes of corruption, loyalty, and the power of the Mafia in Sicilian society. Filippo and Sara confront the reality that many of the people they grew up with are involved in organized crime, and that the authorities are complicit in protecting them. The relationship between the two main characters is strained, as they try to reconcile their past romance with their differing approaches to the investigation.

The Dark Sea is a slow-burning film that builds tension as Filippo and Sara get closer to the truth. The cinematography is stunning, showcasing the rugged beauty of the Sicilian landscape. The soundtrack, featuring traditional Sicilian music, adds to the atmosphere of the film.

Lo Cascio delivers a powerful performance as the determined journalist, while Mouglalis brings a nuanced performance as the conflicted lawyer. Donadoni is also effective in his portrayal of Vito, a character who is both repulsive and sympathetic.

The Dark Sea is not a typical Mafia film, as it eschews the glamorization of organized crime and instead focuses on the human toll it takes on Sicilian society. The film is an indictment of corruption at all levels of society, and highlights the need for individuals to stand up against injustice.

Overall, The Dark Sea is a thought-provoking and haunting film that offers a glimpse into the dark underbelly of Sicilian society. The film is anchored by strong performances and beautiful cinematography, making it a must-watch for fans of Italian cinema.

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    4.3  (300)