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The Mouth of the Wolf (2009)

La bocca del lupo (original title)
The story of a criminal Vincenzo and his transsexual lover Mary, who waited for him for many years while he served his prison sentence.

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Pietro Marcello
9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincenzo Motta Vincenzo Motta ... Himself
Mary Monaco Mary Monaco ... Herself
Franco Leo Franco Leo ... Narrator (voice)
Stefano Carappa Stefano Carappa ... Himself
Anna Massa Anna Massa ... Herself
Antonio Micheletti Antonio Micheletti ... Himself
Andrea Cambi Andrea Cambi ... Himself
Adriano Rossi Adriano Rossi ... Himself
Sara Trombetti Sara Trombetti ... Herself
Michela Jugovich Michela Jugovich ... Herself
Domenico Fertini Domenico Fertini ... Himself
Claudio Coppola Claudio Coppola ... Himself
Roberto Polloni Roberto Polloni ... Himself
Anita Lee Anita Lee ... Herself
Ursula Salvo Ursula Salvo ... Herself
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The story of a criminal Vincenzo and his transsexual lover Mary, who waited for him for many years while he served his prison sentence.

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 February 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boca do Lobo See more »

Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,376
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first Italian film to win the Top Prize at the Turin Film Festival. See more »

Connections

Edited from Domenica libera uscita (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Eau à la Bouche
Music by Serge Gainsbourg and Alain Goraguer
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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Messy, incoherent and ultimately tedious.
4 August 2010 | by carlo61See all my reviews

I went to see this film last night at the Melbourne International Film Festival. I must admit that the only reason I went was that the film is set in the city I was born and where I lived for the first two decades of my life. The story of Mary and Enzo was interesting and could have been very poignant. However, it was engulfed by a messy and incoherent collection of images from a bygone era which made no sense at all and added nothing to the story. It felt like a film student project where the student had been given full access to old footage and went for broke. It was obvious that the film attempted to recreate the poetic atmosphere of a Terence Davies production. In Davies's films all the component work harmoniously together. In this case, all the components fell apart and crushed loudly against the rocky beaches of the Genoese coastline. And sadly, the power of the story of Many and Enzo was weakened by the effort.


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