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The Session Is Open

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Acclaimed documentarist Vincenzo Marra's work This Session is Open constitutes an exercise in cinema direct filmmaking at its purest. Sans narration or any discernible viewpoint, the picture remains stringently objective in its inside portrayal of an Italian courtroom, during the assassination trial of a mafia unit called the 'Neapolitan Camorra.' Nonetheless, within this objective framework, eccentricities and unsettling aspects of the system do come to light, which have purportedly rattled the chains...more

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