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Release Date:
28 February 1962 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Flawed, partly uninteresting but overall well made See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Salvo Randone ... President of Viterbo Assize Court
Frank Wolff ... Gaspare Pisciotta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sennuccio Benelli ... Reporter (uncredited)
Giuseppe Calandra ... Minor Official (uncredited)
Pietro Cammarata ... Salvatore Giuliano (uncredited)
Max Cartier ... Francesco (uncredited)
Nando Cicero ... Bandit (uncredited)
Giuseppe Teti ... Priest of Montelepre (uncredited)
Cosimo Torino ... Frank Mannino (uncredited)
Ugo Torrente ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Bruno Ukmar ... Spy (uncredited)
Frederico Zardi ... Pisciotta's Defense Counsel (uncredited)

Directed by
Francesco Rosi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Suso Cecchi D'Amico 
Enzo Provenzale 
Francesco Rosi 
Franco Solinas 

Produced by
Franco Cristaldi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Piero Piccioni 
 
Cinematography by
Gianni Di Venanzo 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Production Design by
Sergio Canevari 
Carlo Egidi 
 
Art Direction by
Sergio Canevari 
Carlo Egidi 
 
Costume Design by
Marilù Carteny 
 
Production Management
Luciano Cattania .... production supervisor
Aldo Pace .... production supervisor
Enzo Provenzale .... production manager
Bruno Sassaroli .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nando Cicero .... assistant director
Franco Indovina .... assistant director
Roberto Pariante .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Claudio Maielli .... sound (as Claudio Majelli)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pasqualino De Santis .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Lamberto Pippia .... production secretary
 
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Also Known As:
"Black Fog in Sicily" - Japan (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
123 min | Spain:120 min | Sweden:124 min | USA:125 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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One of the ten movies that was on Martin Scorsese's Sight and Sound 2012 Poll..See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During the Portella della Ginestre sequence, a member of the Communist Party gives a speech. In reality the shooting in the massacre began before anyone had a chance to speak to deliberately stop the speech starting.See more »
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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Flawed, partly uninteresting but overall well made, 10 July 2010
Author: Gloede_The_Saint from Norway

Through the first hour of this film there are no focused characters, at most a character is seen in two or three short scenes. It's basically just following history and showing examples of it. Luckily it's not rushed, it's decently paced and it is realistic.

The best way to describe this is to call it a docu-drama. A narrator tells you something and then some people either do what's described or continues where the narrator leaves off. Though this approach can work, I did find it distancing in this film and it did make me less interested. The above competent direction and photography did elevate it however and for a long time I felt that it was great.

The films main problem is that we never really get to know anything, least of all about the title character who is despite the entire film being about his history only seen dead, or walking/running around. He only has a few lines.

Then towards the middle we experience two horrendous acts of overacting which damages the film severely. Both involving screaming/crying, the worst offender was the woman playing Giulianos mother. She screams and cries so awfully and in such a high tone that you wonder if you are watching a cheap parody. This scene is agonizingly long.

We do however learn a lot about the conflict going on and after a bit more than an hour, perhaps closer to 90 mins we get one character to follow. Overall I just don't think the film put us inside the conflict and despite giving us historical facts and let us understand the events we never got to the core. This made it cold and somewhat uninteresting for time to time. Not a film I would recommend but definitely a more or less good film.

6.5/10

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