Luca Zingaretti (Don Puglisi), Alessia Goria, Corrado Fortuna, Giovanna Bozzolo, Francesco Foti


Don Pino Puglisi was assassinated by the mafia on September 15, 1993. He was a priest from Palermo who had gone back to live in the city's most dangerous parish, Brancaccio. He was a formidable adversary of organised crime because he did something no-one had done before: he took children and teenagers off the street and offered them a place to play together and pursue their interests. Don Puglisi wasn't trying to make converts,just raise people who could live without fear, people who could act and speak “in daylight”.


the filmmaker


Born in 1943, Roberto Faenza began directing films after his graduation from the Experimental Cinematography Centre and a brief stint as a documentary maker - producing Escalation (1968), a bitter apologue against capitalist society. The same concerns appeared again in his next film H2S (1969), a bizarre science fiction fairytale impregnated with anti-technological utopianism, but after this his career turned in different directions: political satire (Forza Italia!, Si salvi chi vuole), genre films (Copkiller), works inspired by literature (Mio caro dr. Grassler, Jona che visse nella balena, Sostiene Pereira, Marianna Ucrìa, L'amante perduto). Prendimi l'anima (2003), Alla luce del sole (2005) and I giorni dell'abbandono (2005) are his most recent films.

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