Il Posto dell'anima (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Italian filmmaker directs Il Posto Dell'Anima (The Soul's Place), a drama about a group of dedicated union workers. Set in the small mountain town of Campolaro, the film follows Carair tire factory co-workers Salvatore (Michele Placido), Antonio (Silvio Orlando), and Mario (Claudio Santamaria). When the American-owned company threatens to shut down the factory, the union members organize a serious protest. While the boisterous men chain themselves to the factory doors and get arrested on television to show their solidarity, their long-suffering wives raise money by starting up a homemade pasta business. After several attempts of raising awareness and funds, the union sends a representative to the U.S. to talk to the president of Carair. The Soul's Place was shown in competition at the 2003 Montreal World Film Festival.

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blue-collar, factory-town, factory-worker, organization