Salvo is a cold and ruthless hitman, deeply entrenched with the Sicilian Mafia. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment and discovers Rita, the young, blind sister of his victim, Salvo makes a decision against his killer instincts. As a result, Salvo and Rita are forced to deal with their doomed fate together. Shot with an atmosphere of gritty realism, Salvo is a very moody and minimalist work that delivers expertly constructed sequences that put you in the action. Fabio Grassadonio and Antonio Piazza serve up a familiar story with a very distinctive flair.
Critics Week Grand Prize, France 4 Visionary Award at Cannes Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize at Ljubljana International Film Festival. Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, London Film Festival, New Directors/New Films.