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Release Date:
28 February 1962 (Italy) See more »
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In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Quite Stunning 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)
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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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Additional Details

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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Martin Scorsese credits this film as being one of his many inspirational sources for the look and style of his Taxi Driver (1976).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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Referenced in Baarìa (2009)See more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Quite Stunning, 30 April 2004
Author: Nick McNamara (n_m_mcnamara@hotmail.com) from Melbourne, Australia

Francesco Rosi's elliptical film about the notorious Sicilian gangster is quite stunning. This is not, however, a typical gangster film. This film is more about the lives of the people affected by Giuliano than about the gangster himself and this is given extra resonance by the casting of the real villagers in almost all cases. The fact that we never see Giuliano's face makes the director's intentions quite clear.

Giuliano began his professional criminal career when he was caught stealing at a young age and chased out of his village into the surrounding hills where he formed a gang and made a living from robberies and standover tactics. He became feared and respected by the locals and was eventually recruited by regional officials to help in the fight for independence from Italy. The first half of the film explores these events and manages to convey an extremely strong feeling for the time and place. The second half of the film deals with the trial of the surviving members of Giuliano's gang after his death and in doing so illuminates much of what has come before.

It is remarkable how well the film holds together considering the amount of different styles and techniques that were combined in its creation. There are elements of docudrama, courtroom drama, Italian neorealism, crime story and political tract. It is also surprising how well it holds up over forty years later.

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