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AFRAID OF THE DARK (BRUISES)

AFRAID OF THE DARK (BRUISES)

A film by Massimo COPPOLA
Eva - 20 years old, sweet and proud like a nouvelle vague heroine - leaves a factory in Bucharest for the last time. Her contract has not been renewed and she decides the time has come to leave. Her destination is Melfi, a godforsaken town in the South of Italy, famous for its FIAT factory that divides the fields like a scar running between farming and post-industrial civilizations. She meets Anna, a girl of the same age who works at FIAT who shelters her. Soon, Eva starts to follow a group of women, eventually just one woman. She becomes her shadow, observes her every movements. Until Eva decides to confront her prey in a dramatic face-to-face meeting, a game of cat-and-mouse, revealing her motivations. And as Eva has completed her journey, Anna’s is only just beginning…

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Title : AFRAID OF THE DARK (BRUISES)
Original title : HAI PAURA DEL BUIO
Genre : Drama
Producer(s) : Nicola GIULIANO, Francesca CIMA, INDIGO FILMS
Scenarist(s) : Massimo COPPOLA
Casting : Alexandra PIRICI, Erica FONTANA
Production status : completed
Year of production : 2010
Country of origin : Italy
Languages : English, Italian
Format : 94'
Two stories of young women. Two uncertain destinies where the work perspectives and the idea of the future itself is thrown into crisis by events and unresolved family issues. A mature and circumstantial portrait of contemporary Italy played on a reciprocal mirroring that nullifies every actual borders between the Italian and the foreign girl, built with great narrative simplicity and extreme purity of style.
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