A patchy Italian crime thriller, the only fresh 'angle'being that the drug dealer working for the Mafia is a woman (she hides the goods in shoe boxes). Roberta Torre's direction lacks vim, but Donatella Finocchiaro is vividly compelling as the titular anti-heroine—alternately nervy and swaggering, torn between love and duty, craving affection but ultimately hard as nails. DVD EXTRAS: Stills, cast and crew biographies, trailer, BBC 4 and Edinburgh Festival promos. Rating Star

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A patchy Italian crime thriller, the only fresh ‘angle’being that the drug dealer working for the Mafia is a woman (she hides the goods in shoe boxes). Roberta Torre’s direction lacks vim, but Donatella Finocchiaro is vividly compelling as the titular anti-heroine?alternately nervy and swaggering, torn between love and duty, craving affection but ultimately hard as nails.

DVD EXTRAS: Stills, cast and crew biographies, trailer, BBC 4 and Edinburgh Festival promos. Rating Star