Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?

Director:

Writers:

, (novel) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it.

Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Claudia Cardinale, Stefano Satta Flores
L'arma (1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In un caseggiato tre ladruncoli vengono scoperti e viene chiamata la polizia ed uno dei tre viene ucciso da un poliziotto. Luigi, che vive là con la moglie Marta e la figlia Rossana assiste... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry Jameson, Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Stefano Satta Flores, Benedetta Fantoli
Certificate: M Thriller | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Gregoire is retiring after many years with the same bank, and his collegues surprise him with the gift of a beautiful call girl, Barbara. Thinking she is a conquest, he impersonates the ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Lang
Stars: Pierre Mondy, Claudia Cardinale, Clio Goldsmith
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Andrea Artust begins to have doubts about the loyalty of his beautiful wife . When doubt becomes an obsession , his behavior becomes completely crazy , stalking her relentlessly.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Ugo Tognazzi, Bernard Blier
Il capo dei capi (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Based on the life of Salvatore Riina ('Totò u Curtu'), a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily.

Stars: Claudio Gioè, Daniele Liotti, Salvatore Lazzaro
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two racy women decide to chuck their mundane lives and go on a wild adventure.

Director: Carlo Di Palma
Stars: Monica Vitti, Claudia Cardinale, Ninetto Davoli
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A girl on the run, a villain in the making, a faux cowboy, and Claudia Cardinale as Claudia Cardinale starring in a post-modern homage to cinema.

Director: Boris Despodov
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Diana Paskalieva, Alex Brendemühl
I guappi (1974)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some ... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Fabio Testi
Popsy Pop (1971)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Popsy double-crosses her older partner Silva. Silva has arranged to divert diamonds from a large corporate-run diamond mine in the South American jungle, and Popsy does her "pop" wrong as they are both pursued by police.

Director: Jean Herman
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Stanley Baker, Henri Charrière
Le ruffian (1983)
Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: José Giovanni
Stars: Lino Ventura, Bernard Giraudeau, Claudia Cardinale
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Franco Rossi
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Nino Manfredi, Mario Adorf
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Vito Gargano
...
Rosa Accordino
...
Don Giusto Provenzano
Stefano Satta Flores ...
Avvocato Natale Calia
...
Michele Labruzzo
Salvatore Billa ...
Carmelo
Remo Girone ...
Biagio Lo Cascio
Enrico Maisto ...
Matteo Agueci
Tommaso Palladino ...
Vito Killer
Tony Kendall ...
Salvatore Sperlazzo
Vincent Gentile
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paola Alabiso
Francesco Anniballi ...
Rosa Bodyguard
...
(as Pierino Bertone)
Emilio Delle Piane
Edit

Storyline

Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 November 1978 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Father of the Godfathers  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An authentic mafia tale.

That's exactly the kind of movie I love in the Italian thriller. Powerful, realistic and a thousand times better than the action packed but empty other spaghetti features with bloody sequences and so gratuitous violence. Films that are actually inspired from US movies such as DIRTY HARRY, BULLIT, THE GODFATHER; copycats, no more.

Italy is the country of mafia and corruption everywhere in the society, even in the politics. So, the film makers from there have no need to copy the US products, US schemes. They can do pretty good work with their own "culture". Film makers such as Pasquale Squietieri and Damiano Damiani have perfectly understood this. The pictures they describe are believable, authentic, even if they are shown in a minimal way, with no artificial and superficial means.


3 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Corleone (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?