Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
Original title: La Corsa Dell’Innocente
Italy/France, 1993. Canal+, Cristaldifilm, Fandango, Fildebroc, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions, Rocket Pictures. Story by Carlo Carlei, Screenplay by Carlo Carlei, Gualtiero Rosella. Cinematography by Raffaele Mertes. Produced by Franco Cristaldi, Domenico Procacci. Music by Carlo Siliotto. Production Design by Franco Ceraolo. Costume Design by Mariolina Bono. Film Editing by Claudio Di Mauro, Carlo Fontana. Golden Globe Awards 1993.
A young Sicilian boy witnesses his mob family get massacred by a rival clan and barely escapes with the assassins hot on his trail. He makes his way to the big city of Rome in the hopes of finding relatives, but you’re never sure if he is able to trust the people who protect him. This violent drama’s more grittier moments constantly seem at odds with the director’s insistence at showing lyrical and languid images to highlight the action, but it is satisfying and well-acted. Francesca Neri appears in a brief supporting role as the mother of a kidnapping victim.