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Mafioso (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 4 March 1965 (Hungary)
When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.

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(as Raphael Atzcona), (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Antonio Badalamenti
Norma Bengell ...
Marta
Gabriella Conti ...
Rosalia
Ugo Attanasio ...
Don Vincenzo
Cinzia Bruno ...
Donatella
Katiuscia ...
Patrizia (as Katiusca Piretti)
Armando Tine ...
Dr. Zanchi
Lilly Bistrattin ...
Dr. Zanchi's Secretary
Michèle Bailly ...
Young Baroness
Francesco Lo Briglio ...
Don Calogero
Carmelo Oliviero ...
Don Liborio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefano Benigno
Paolo Cuccia
Hugh Hurd
Vincenzo Norvese
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Storyline

Antonio is a jolly and precise guy working for an auto factory in northern Italy. He decides to take his wife and two daughters on vacation to Sicily, so that they can finally see his hometown and meet his family. He's excited to show them around and dispel many of their negative stereotypes about Sicilians. He even dispels stereotypes about the mafia, saying that being a mafioso as a teen amounted to just being a messenger boy. But as Antonio reconnects with his past in Sicily, he finds out that there are more sides to being a Sicilian than he remembers. Written by krasnoludek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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This is the face of a MAFIOSO...sometimes smiling, sometimes savage. Here is the story of a man who returns to his native Sicily for a holiday and finds himself again bound to the silent laws of "The Honored Society."

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 March 1965 (Hungary)  »

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Mafioso  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,965 (USA) (19 January 2007)

Gross:

$398,614 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

They are still talking about building a bridge across the straits of Messina 52. Years after this picture was made. See more »

Quotes

Antonio Badalamenti: [Nino's wife has succeeded in removing noticeable mustache hair from Rosalia's upper lip] Rosalia, come. Let me look at you! You're like porcelain. Smooth. White. Take my advice. Marry before your mustache grows again!
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References Le ciel et la boue (1961) See more »

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Godfather
11 December 2008 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Mafia ties run deep in this film about a middle level manager in an auto plant in Milan who takes his family to his native Sicily for a summer vacation. Admired by his old childhood friends who can't take their eyes off of his attractive wife, he's the local boy who makes good in the big city. But "Mafioso" presents the deep ties that connect him into his ancestral village, portraying a system that runs deep in this Sicilian setting of an ancient village in which his family's connections intertwine with local Cosa Nostra. The director and the lead actor both make this a film in which one can savor just about every scene. Alberto Sordi connects the comedy with the drama, the good humored happy family man obligated into the "brotherhood" by Don Vicenzo and his right hand man to do his part, keeping him literally in the dark.


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