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Mafioso (1962)

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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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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

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25 October 1962 (Italy)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$398,614 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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Marta: [seeing a dead person in a bed surrounded by people eating] Look!
Antonio Badalamenti: It's nothing. A man died. It's an old custom. His friends are throwing a party for him.
Antonio Badalamenti: [to one of the mourners with a plate of food] Cumbari. How'd he die?
Man at wake: [matter-of-factly] Two bullets.
Antonio Badalamenti: [with urgency to the driver] Right. Let's go!
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black and white
12 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never seen black and white film look so rich, sensuous and stunningly attractive; Cinematographer Armando Nannuzzi hit the nail on the head, creating a very rich and vibrant looking film. At times my mind naturally filled in the colors due to the crisp clarity of all the images, both of natural, rural scenes, and modern, city/industrial settings.

Art director Carlo Egidi masterfully blends the surrounding background of everyday life with his set designs and costumes so that it is impossible to separate the two; truly a mirrored recreation of the day in the life of a modern Sicilian during mid-60's. Each scene is so thought out, and crafted so well that at times their is an almost alien effect, due to the deep endearing political and social dynamics which has become lost in our culture and films today in the 21st century. This effect at times appears exaggerated due to its robust social nature, yet does the job in creating a warm, stunning and beautiful feel to this film.


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