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Vice of Hope, The
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[Subtitled] [Plays Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. as part of the MSP Film Society’s 11th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul at the St. Anthony on Main Theater; for information, log on to info@mspfilm.org or call 612/331-7563.] Edoardo De Angelis’s somber, gritty, down-to-earth, meandering, 96-minute, 2018 film in which a poor, pregnant Italian prostitute (Pina Turco), who cares for her heroin-addicted mother (Cristina Donadio) in southern Italy and makes money selling her body and chartering pregnant woman across the Volturno River to traffick their infants, causes more trouble for herself when she tries to help a black pregnant friend (Odette Gomis) escape the life of working for a madam (Marina Confalone) while she desperately seeks her own way out of the vicious cycle and dead-end life with the eventual help of kindhearted former carnival ride operator (Massimiliano Rossi).

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