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Mafia (1968)
"Il giorno della civetta" (original title)

M  -  Thriller | Crime | Mystery  -  1970 (USA)
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Rosa Nicolosi is not the widow of Salvatore Colasberna, the man murdered in the beginning of the movie, but she is in fact the wife of Paolo Nicolosi, the only eyewitness of the murder. ... See full summary »

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Rosa Nicolosi
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Capt. Bellodi
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Don Mariano Arena
Tano Cimarosa ...
Zecchinetta (as Gaetano Cimarosa)
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Pizzuco
Ennio Balbo
Ugo D'Alessio
Fred Coplan
Giovanni Pallavicino
Giuseppe Lauricella
Vincenzo Falanga
Laura De Marchi ...
Daughter of Don Mariano
Brizio Montinaro
Lino Coletta
Vincenzo Norvese
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Rosa Nicolosi is not the widow of Salvatore Colasberna, the man murdered in the beginning of the movie, but she is in fact the wife of Paolo Nicolosi, the only eyewitness of the murder. Paolo goes missing the same morning as the murder occurs. Written by Ave Tikkanen

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What are 'friends' for...? Why, for murder, terror, extortion, violence and other profitable enterprises! See more »


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Honest, direct and convincing
8 June 2001 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

The first great thriller by director Damiano Damiani, followed by many remarkable films in the 70s, such as "Io ho paura" with Gian Maria Volonte and "Un uomo in ginocchio" with Giuliano Gemma. "Il giorno della civetta" has a marvelous cast: Franco Nero just risen to stardom with "Django" (1966), Claudia Cardinale can be seen here a year before "Once Upon a Time in the West", and veteran tough guy Lee J Cobb. Sciascia's story about the murdered boss of a building company fits Damiano's way to illustrate his view on society: too many people are looking for the easy way out and keep their mouths shut. Simple, direct, honest - few films have so much credibility. Still, for an understandable commercial reason, Mrs Cardinale's role became bigger than it was in the novel.


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