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Mafioso (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 25 October 1962 (Italy)
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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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

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

25 October 1962 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

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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Quotes

Antonio Badalamenti: [looking ahead on the ferry] Look over there!
[enthusiastically]
Antonio Badalamenti: Sicily! Island of the sun and Cyclops! The inspiration to all the poets!
[noticing his wife's lack of enthusiasm]
Antonio Badalamenti: What's the matter, Marta?
Marta: [wistfully] Nothing. I was just watching Italy fade away.
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Grazie, Alberto
13 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just had the opportunity to see this film in a newly restored print of the Italian original. The story concerns a manager of an auto plant (played to perfection by Italian screen idol,Alberto Sordi) in Milan who takes his family to Sicily to meet his family & his old friends, when he finds himself involved in the local Mafia Don & his ner do well cronies. The screenplay was written by it's director (Alberto Lattuada), Raphel Alzcona & Marco Ferreri (some years before he raised eyebrows with his films 'The Grand Bufet' & 'The Last Woman'). Although the films use of black & white was quite striking, I kind of wished it had been shot in Technicolor (for the panoramic shots of Sicily & it's beautiful coastline). An overlooked gem that's well worth seeking out, if it's being screened in a proper cinema,but it won't lose much on DVD either.


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