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Love and Bullets
Special Event
Da non perdere perché è l’ultima pittoresca commedia musicale dei Manetti Bros.

Winner of five awards including Best Film at the 2018 Italian Academy (David di Donatello) Awards, this musical comedy, which first premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival, tells the love story between a nurse and a mob’s hitman in Naples.

After the hilarious and successful Song'e Napule (LIFF14) the brothers Marco and Antonio Manetti, known and loved for their genre-mixing skills, return to Naples with a colourful cast and plenty of spicy Neapolitan dialect. The film opens at the funeral of the crime boss Don Vincenzo (Carlo Buccirosso), whose blonde and bejewelled widow, Donna Maria (Claudia Gerini), is beside herself with grief. But she seems to be laying it on suspiciously thick, and when the first song kicks off, it’s obvious that they are not burying Don Vincenzo at all but someone who looks like him and who’s wondering who all these strangers are at his memorial service!

Ammo may be flying but there's always time for a sing-along in Love and Bullets, a playful mafia musical where the crooks really can croon. Don’t miss it!

Special Event
Best Film, Best Music, Best Song, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Italian Academy (David di Donatello) Awards 2018
Pasinetti Award for Best Cast, Venice Film Festival 2017
Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score, Best Song, Golden Ciak Awards 2018
Best Soundtrack, Best Original Song, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018
Official Selection Bvlgari Critics' Choice Award 2018
Australian Premiere
Manetti Bros.
Giampaolo Morelli, Serena Rossi, Claudia Gerini, Carlo Buccirosso
Comedy, Crime, Musical | Italy | 2017 | 133 min
Italian with English subtitles
This year’s best-received Italian film in the Venice [Film Festival] competition… a crowd-pleaser.
The Hollywood Reporter
Manetti Brothers

Manetti Bros.

Antonio Manetti and Marco Manetti are Rome-born brothers, directors, screenwriters, producers, and cinematographers. They are known for their musical comedies Song of Naples (LIFF14), which won the 2014 Italian Academy (David di Donatello) award for Best Song and Best Music, and The Arrival of Wang (2011). Love and Bullets is their seventh feature.

Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.