Passione (2010 film)

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Film poster
Directed by John Turturro
Produced by Alessandra Acciai, Carlo Macchitella, Giorgio Magliulo, Patrizia Massa
Cinematography Marco Pontecorvo
Release dates
  • September 4, 2010 (2010-09-04)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Italy
Language English

Passione is a 2010 documentary film directed by John Turturro. It was filmed on location in Naples, Italy. The film was released in the United States in June 2011.


Passione chronicles the rich Neapolitan musical heritage, tracing the influences of European, African and Arabic cultures, while touching on the Canzone napoletana (Neapolitan song) tradition. The film features dozens of contemporary solo performers and ensembles who are currently established on the city's music scene, including Fiorenza Calogero, Pietra Montecorvino, James Senese, Peppe Barra, Fausto Cigliano, and Rosario Fiorello.

The film also explores the city's music history with archival footage and accounts of such historic artists as Enrico Caruso, Sergio Bruni, Massimo Ranieri, and Renato Carosone.

Passione is the fourth film directed by Turturro, who is primarily known for his film and television acting roles. In addition to co-writing the screenplay, he appears on-camera sporadically, serving as tour guide, cultural commentator, and occasional extra in music shoots. Scenes were filmed at San Domenico Maggiore's Square, at Castel dell'Ovo, at Castel Sant'Elmo and at Solfatara.

Critical reception[edit]

The film received positive reviews from film critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 89% of professional critics gave the film a positive review, with a rating average of 7.2 out of 10.[1]

Soundtrack and interpreters[edit]


  1. ^ Passione. Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter. Retrieved 6 September 2012.

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