Paolo Sorrentino`s effortlessly stylish film centres on Geremia di Geremei, a sleazy and misanthropic small-time loan shark who lives in a dingy apartment with his invalid mother. When a cash-strapped couple approach him for a loan to pay for the wedding of their daughter Rosalba, Geremia finds himself helplessly obsessed by the bride-to-be`s stunning beauty and takes full advantage of his self-proclaimed position as `a friend of the family` to get as close to her as possible. But in the icily disdainful Rosalba, he may finally have met his match...
Giacomo Rizzo gives a brilliant performance as the loathsome money lender in this highly original, visually stunning and blackly comic suspense-filled drama.
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Release Date: 23 July 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Main Language: English