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Loose Cannons review

While his last few films may have failed to make any headway with discerning film fans, it seems Ferzan Ozpetek’s latest effort is set to reward faithful audiences the world over.

Set in the Puglia region of Italy’s deep south, the Turkish-Italian director’s Loose Cannons is a light-hearted but considerate outing filled with unabashed passion and affection for its characters and story. Touching on themes of family, love, sexual identity, prejudice and bigotry, Ozpetek’s latest fare is both heartfelt and heart-warming, dipping a comedic toe into the oft-told tale of a young man coming to terms with who he really is.

Tommaso (Roccardo Scamarcio) is the youngest child in the large and very eccentric Cantone family. His mother Stefania (Lunetta Savino), is loving and caring, but trapped by bourgeois conventions; while his father, Vincenzo (Ennio Fantastichini), has dangerously high expectations of his children and is just

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