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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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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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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)  »

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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Marta: Your mother hasn't said a word to me since we arrived. She stares at me as if I was some kind of exotic animal.
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Connections

References Follow That Dream (1962) See more »

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Sicily mafia stereotype comedy
5 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't see how you could categorize this film as other than a comedy for adults. That is what it is... tragedy as other reviewers suggest now that is funny...

The first part has fun at the expense of Sicilian stereotypes: peasant women with mustaches... toothless old men fighting with knives and food and more food.

The part in New York is even more hilarious with the mafioso speaking Italian with an American accent... All the stereotypes present and subtle humor every where.

This film is meticulous hangs together well. Best of Italian comedy.

A "dark" comedy for adults. Where did they run down all the Sicilian non actors?


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