LIFF18 Love and Bullets

R18+ 133 mins

About the film

Director: Antonio Manetti
Actors: Giampaolo Morelli, Serena Rossi


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, which earned a Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival, don’t miss it!


“This year’s best-received Italian film in the Venice [Film Festival] competition… a crowd-pleaser.” – The Hollywood Reporter


WINNER: Best Film, Best Music, Best Song, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design - Italian Academy (David di Donatello) Awards 2018

WINNER: Pasinetti Award for Best Cast - Venice Film Festival 2017

WINNER: Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score, Best Song - Golden Ciak Awards 2018

WINNER: Best Soundtrack, Best Original Song, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018

Italian with English subtitles

Show Times

Sun Sep 30
Sat Oct 6
Mon Oct 8
Wed Oct 10

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