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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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just go see this! Best of 2007 for sure. 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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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Movie Connections:
References Le ciel et la boue (1961)See more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
just go see this! Best of 2007 for sure., 23 January 2007
Author: marco giusti from United States

How wonderful it is to start the year and to know that you have possibly already found what is going to be your favorite movie of the year: MAFIOSO is that movie!

I had never seen the film and never seen much of director's LAttuada's work either. I am Italian yet in Italy LAttuada is not really considered as one of the great directors...well it is about time this changed. We have to thank the folks at Rialto Pictures (who id re-releasing the film in the US) for rediscovering this great talent. I wish they started rediscovering him also in Italy...well, too often a country doesn't appreciate its talents! Anyway...

LAttuada directs with a great sense of storytelling, every shot has its reason to be and is there to bring the story forward. His capacity of being in control and keeping all the aspects of the film together is exemplary: The cinematography is incredible, manages at the same time to create a mood and to be absolutely concentrated in serving the script. The way the film uses its musical score is super modern (I would like to mention the genius score by Piero Piccioni) The editing is exceptional, never a flaw, never a scene that lasts too log or too little. The overall feeling at the end is that of a perfectly cohesive film. And one that makes you think too...and think a lot!

I am not a big mafia movie fan, but this one is different from any other I have ever seen, has a way of turning comedy into tragedy and tragedy into comedy that I have not seen too often on the screen.

Alberto Sordi is one of the best actors Italy has ever had: please go and discover his talent and his genius. I say MAfioso is well worth your time, if you don't go and see it it is your big loss!

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