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25 October 1962 (Italy) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Masterpiece of Italian cinema See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alberto Sordi ... 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
Giuseppe Stagnitti
John Topa
Saverio Turiello

Directed by
Alberto Lattuada 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rafael Azcona  (as Raphael Atzcona)
Bruno Caruso  story
Marco Ferreri 
Agenore Incrocci  (as Age)
Furio Scarpelli  (as Scarpelli)

Produced by
Tonino Cervi .... producer (as Antonio Cervi)
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Piero Piccioni 
 
Cinematography by
Armando Nannuzzi 
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
 
Art Direction by
Carlo Egidi 
 
Set Decoration by
Mario Ravasco 
 
Costume Design by
Angela Sammaciccia 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aldo D'Angelo .... assistant director
 
Music Department
Luigi Urbini .... conductor
Luigi Urbini .... musical director (as Pier Luigi Urbini)
 

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105 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Antonio Badalamenti:[At lunch table, asking about Rosalia's engagement] To whom?
Nino's father:Domenico Licasi... for more than two years.
Antonio Badalamenti:I didn't know.
Nino's father:It's not official.
Antonio Badalamenti:What does he do?
Nino's father:He sits.
Marta:[Unfamiliar with the term "sit"] Office worker?
Antonio Badalamenti:Unemployed. That's how we put it here.
Nino's father:If they marry, I'll have another mouth to feed.
Rosalia:[In protest] Domenico wouldn't accept! He's a worker!... but unlucky.
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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece of Italian cinema, 12 January 2007
Author: Chung Mo from NYC

Albert Sordi is virtually unknown here in the United States. He's been called the Italian Peter Sellars but I think that should be reversed, Sellers was the British Sordi. Just one look at his performance in this film should cement that fact that Sordi was by far a better dramatic actor then anything I've seen Sellars do.

I had the pleasure of seeing this film twice and it really improves the second time. The loud behavior is a little off-putting the first time but the second viewing revealed all the incredible subtleties in the film and the performances.

The direction is extremely good. Director Lattuada is unknown here despite his extensive resume. I could see a definite influence on Sergio Leone in the camera placement and attention to detail. And the music is exceptional as well. The switch to serious drama is what makes this a great film. A lesser production would have made the mafia into clowns.

If the film comes into town make a point to see it. It's better then most of the stuff being made today.

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