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Cast: Michael Capozzi, Fiore Leo, Molly Kay, John Martellucci, David Graziano, Erica Derrickson, Johnny Cammarata, William Bloomfield, Leighsa Burgin, Justin Thibault, Nick Apostolides
A Neo-Noir film told in three interlacing chapters: Eric is a dead man and he knows it. Death is imminent and he must make amends for his past sins, by killing those who wronged him, no matter the price: A wiseguy willing to do anything to move up in the world must now make the ultimate sacrifice. He must kill his best friend or in turn be killed: An F.B.I.agent turned P.I. is on the trail of a missing girl. In his long search for her he comes face to face with a host of unsavory characters who will lead him to perdition or salvation.
"A Life Not To Follow" is a Neo-Noir film that consists of three chapters. The first two chapters tell different tales while the third and final chapter brings all if it together in one neat package. I am not going to go into any more plot details here because I do not want to ruin the film for those waiting to see it plus the synopsis above is more than enough to know before watching the film.
Instead let me say how impressed I was right from the start I loved the look of the film, the cinematography set the mood right from the start. The second think I was struck by was the acting. There are numerous characters in the film and all the actors are terrific but I would like to point out a few I was most impressed with. Fiore Leo is amazing as Eric in Chapter one, he gives a powerful and gritty performance that really makes you sit up straight in your chair and pay attention. Another awesome performance was by David Graziano who plays the private detective in chapter three. I have had the pleasure to see David's previous work and really enjoyed watching him but I believe he has topped all that here giving a convincing and kick-ass performance that leaves you wanting more. And last but not least I was really impressed with William Bloomfield as Derby, a man playing both sides of the law. He gave a quiet yet convincing performance that will have everyone taking notice.
"A Life Not To Live" is the work of Director, Christopher Di Nunzio who co-wrote the film with Pedro Alvarado. This is easily Di Nunzio's best and most mature film yet. I am happy to say I have had the opportunity to watch him grow as a film maker and he is about to open a lot of eyes with this one. The film is gritty, moody, intelligent, intriguing and pretty damn perfect. This is the type of noir Hollywood wishes it could make.
The film will be screening Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)Arlington, MA. For more information and to buy tickets visit HERE. The film is also an official selection of the 2015 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival. Visit the Film's Facebook page HERE to follow the film's progress and to find out when and where you might be able to check it out.
I had a great time watching this film, it is a noir with lots of twists and turns and a final chapter that brings it all together just brilliantly. I want to thank Director, Christopher Di Nunzio for letting me watch the film for review. He and his entire cast and crews have a lot to be proud of here.
Released by Patricia Films/Creepy Kid Productions
***** Out Of *****