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589 Ratings

The Mouth of the Wolf

La bocca del lupo

Directed by Pietro Marcello
Italy, 2009
Romance, LGBT+, Documentary


The romance between a tough Sicilian guy and a transsexual former junkie whom he met in prison is interwoven with a poetic reverie of the port town of Genoa, depicted in all its mysterious, fading glory, in a combination of documentary, fiction and melancholy home movies from the past century.

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The Mouth of the Wolf Directed by Pietro Marcello

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2010 | 2 wins including: Teddy: Best Documentary (Forum)

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2010 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Prize (International Competition)

Critics reviews

Marcello’s subjects, places, and elicited memories bare the temporal distances—decades, centuries—standing between them. This is nowhere more apparent than in Marcello’s whatzit essay film, The Mouth of the Wolf, which, if no longer his best film, still stands as his most aesthetically and structurally complex work.
September 05, 2015
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