International premiere

The Bone Breakers

Local title
Kondimurdjad
Original title
Spaccaossa
Director
Vincenzo Pirrotta
Country
Italy
Year
2022
Programme
Critics' Picks Competition
Genre
crime drama
Subject
violence, revenge

In the outskirts of Palermo, a gang of criminals crush people’s bodies with brutal force. This is the “working style” of the improvised criminal organisation which after crushing the body parts of consenting victims simulates fake accidents to collect large insurance indemnities of which only a small part goes to the harmed ones. Protagonist Vincenzo recruits them from the same street on which Luisa, a beautiful 25-years-old girl lives…

“The Bone Breakers” is a heated action mafia film by helmer Vincenzo Pirrotta, reminding us of the Italian classics of the genre, which are a part of the heritage of their cinema history.

The director comments: “The dark story of the bone breakers has stayed with me since the morning it entered my thoughts from a news report on the radio and it became like a sickness to be vanquished.”

Which is why I just had to curate this movie, as it’s one of the best films of this hard-boiled genre ever made.

Niki Nikitin

Director
Vincenzo Pirrotta
Screenwriter
Vincenzo Pirrotta, Ignazio Rosato
Cast
Vincenzo Pirrotta, Selene Caramazza, Ninni Bruschetta, Giovanni Calcagno, Filippo Luna
Producer
Attilio De Razza, Nicola Picone
DoP
Daniele Ciprì
Editor
Agathe Cauvin
Composer
Alessio Bondì, Fabio Rizzo, Aki Spadaro
Production
Tramp Limited, Rai Cinema
World sales
True Colours
Runtime
Language
Italian
Subtitles
English
Director
Vincenzo Pirrotta

Filmograafia (The Bone Breakers, 2022)

Screenings

6th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening080402 / Kondimurdjad
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsVincenzo Pirrotta (Film Director)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening161604 / Kondimurdjad
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
4th Lux Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening170304 / Kondimurdjad
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker