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SANGUE VIVO / Live Blood

SANGUE VIVO / Live Blood

Zimba, fifty-ish, hot-blooded, and strong, stitches together a living for his aging mother, wife, and two children by selling vegetables in the market, collecting scrap for the junkyard, and playing tambourine in his band. When times are really bad, he takes on small jobs for the local Mafia boss smuggling goods across the Strait of Otranto from Albania. Meanwhile, his brother Donato has dropped out of the band and fallen in with addicts and other shady characters. The action and the music rise to a simultaneous climax as Zimba rehearses for the "big" concert and a chance for a recording contract, lovers meet, and Donato double-crosses the local crime lords.

Edoardo Winspeare – Film Selection: La vita in commune
 (The Ark of Disperata, 2017) — In grazia di Dio (Quiet Bliss, 2014) — Sotto il celio azzurro
 (A School with a View, 2009, doc) — Galantuomini (Brave Men, 2008) — Il Cammino (The Journey, 2004, short) — Il miracolo 
(The Miracle, 2003) — Sangue Vivo 
(Live Blood, 2000) — Pizzicata (1996) — L’ultimo Gattopardo (1991, doc) — San Paolo e la Tarantola (1990, doc) — Una breve storia di una toilette (A Toilette’s Short Story, 1989, short)  

Tribute

Edoardo Winspeare

Italy 2000
35 mm / color
95 minutes
Italian
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Paolo Carnera
Editing
Luca Benedetti
Sound
Stefano Campus, Bruno Pupparo
Music
Officina Zoè
Cast
Pino Zimba, Lamberto Probo, Claudio Giangreco
Producers
Maurizio Tini

Production

Sidecar Films & Tv

Archive Print
Istituto Luce-Cinecittà

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Film Festival San Sebastian 2000