A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
There are no real positive messages in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Adriana eventually gains the strength to overcome her inner demons.
Violence & Scariness
Close-ups of bodies on an autopsy table, including one with blood and wounds from being violently murdered. Character pushes, aggressively holds partner. Someone is shot dead.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Explicit sex scenes showing everything but genitals. Masturbation. Full-frontal nudity.
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Occasional strong words.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink wine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Naples in Veils (Napoli Velata) is an Italian-language drama (with English subtitles) with explicit sex scenes and full-frontal nudity. In one scene, a topless character masturbates. The main character performs autopsies, and the camera lingers on some of the bodies, including one who was brutally murdered. A character is shot dead. A character is pushed and grabbed aggressively. There's also occasional strong language and some drinking. The movie has a noir-mystery element to it, which works at a superficial level. But without some knowledge of the lore and history of the city of Naples, a lot of cultural references will be missed. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Beautiful scenery, art, and architecture abound in this mysterious -- if unbelievable -- look into the life of a woman struggling with a traumatic past. Naples and its traditions are at the forefront of this convoluted story. The city is portrayed through a lavish and sensual arts culture, while the eccentric characters point to a deep-rooted belief in superstitions and the supernatural. Those who are familiar with these cultural elements will relate to Naples in Veils at a deeper level. But knowledge of Naples isn't a requirement. Rather, to understand Naples in Veils, viewers must accept far-fetched plot turns. And though Naples is a central element to the story, the connection between the city and Adriana ends up feeling forced.
The plot becomes more and more complicated as it goes along, and only some aspects are tied up by the time the movie is over. Some viewers may be intrigued and swept away by the mystery, but others will feel like it's trying too hard. Overall, Naples in Veils seems a little too mysterious and obscure for its own good.
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