• 2013
  • Italy / France
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Fabio Grassadonia/Antonio Piazza
  • Cast: Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco
  • Language: Italian
  • UK release: 21 March 2014

It's a familiar thriller setup: Salvo (Bakri) is a hired killer who falls in love with Rita (Serraiocco), the blind sister of one of his targets. The action sequences are masterly and Serraiocco is especially effective, but the titular character is too firmly established as blank and merciless for his later development to be plausible.

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24 Feb 20143 stars

A slow-burning mafia crime drama in homage to Le Samourai

A slow-burning homage to Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï, Salvo uses the familiar trope of a stone-cold killer (Saleh Bakri) who falls for a female character connected to one of his victims. This time round it's blind woman Rita (Sara Serraiocco)…

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