Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
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.
blue-collar, factory-town, factory-worker, organization