The Department of French and Italian

Italian Film

Thu, October 11, 2007 | MEZ BO.306 100 (basement)

8:00 PM

Angela is born in Ballarò, the market neighborhood of Palermo. She gets married when she's twenty to Saro, and for years she shares his life of drug dealing and easy money. She is wife, mistress, and trusted accomplice to her husband. The life he leads fascinates her, she likes the luxury and the money, and above all the risk. She gave up her family for him, turned her back on an honest future and good work. When she sees Masino for the first time, she takes him for a cop, but he becomes her husband's righthand-man and she and Masino begin a passionate and tormented love affair. Angela is the story of a woman and her life in the solitude of a world made of laws written by men. It also paints the fresco of a world of men, both cruel and disarmed at the same time, who are constantly forced to deny their own true feelings. ~Rachel Markus

Sponsored by: Il Circolo Italiano

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