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The Brotherhood (1968)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 1969 (Austria)
The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ... See full summary »

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Frank Ginetta
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Vince Ginetta
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Ida Ginetta
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Dominick Bertolo
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Emma Ginetta
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Jim Egan
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Don Peppino
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Pietro Rizzi (as Joe DeSantis)
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Sol Levin
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Michele Cimarosa ...
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Louis Badolati ...
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The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother dictate otherwise, and he finds himself being slowly drawn back into that world. Written by anonymous

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Honor. Loyalty. Betrayal.

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26 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This Martin Ritt work,which is not among his best (Hombre,Hud,etc) ,features a prologue and an epilogue,which take place in Sicily(but a studio Sicily as the final cast and credits says);two short bits which frame an endless flashback which explains(?) why Vince (Cord) must(!) kill brother Kirk.This long hour features the de rigueur mafioso -the good(?) and the bad ones-,the obligatory wedding scene ,proud family chronicles ,etc etc etc:plus ça change..

It's too bad Ritt did not focus his story on Sicily ,a Sicily he should have filmed on location instead .The only good scenes are the final ones ,and Irene Papas could have added a Greek tragedy touch ,hadn't her part been so underwritten.

Some will find here roots of "the godfather" ,but I would go as far as saying that it questions the hitherto excellence of the Coppola movie.Its eternal triumph (with an obnoxious subject) leaves me with a bitter taste in the mouth.

As for Martin Ritt,there are plenty of estimable works to choose.Avoid this.


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