Black Souls ★★★★

I knew that this movie, "Anime nere" (Black Souls), had been compared to a modern Greek tragedy and the comparison holds.

A desolate miserable village in the middle of nowhere in Southern Italy, a family scarred by the memory of an old murder, the scourge of organized crime, drug smuggling, and the desire to defy a hostile fate. Three brothers, three different characters. A final revenge that you don't expect but that makes sense, as a final act of rebellion.

The actors mostly speak in a dialect that requires subtitles even for Italian speakers and who are so excellent that one is fooled to believe that they are local people.

I will remember the dark interiors, the miserable streets, the handsome face of the young male victim.