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Il camorrista
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Director:
Writers:
Giuseppe Tornatore (story) &
Massimo De Rita (story) ...
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Release Date:
1986 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Murder was the only human factor in his curriculum
Plot:
Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(4 articles)
Cinema Paradiso and the rise of the postcard-arthouse movie
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 5 December 2013, 12:30 AM, PST)

Ben Gazzara obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 5 February 2012, 4:06 PM, PST)

Ben Gazzara, 1930 - 2012
 (From MUBI. 5 February 2012, 5:57 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Gazzara ... Il Professore
Laura del Sol ... Rosaria
Leo Gullotta ... comissario Iervolino
Marzio Honorato ... Salvatore
Luciano Bartoli ... Ciro Perrella
Nicola Di Pinto ... Alfredo Canale
Anita Zagaria ... Anna
Franco Interlenghi ... Don Saverio
Biagio Pelligra ... The Father
Maria Carta ... Madre
Lino Troisi ... O' Malacarne
Marcello Bari
Sergio Boccalatte
Cloris Brosca ... Cettina
Mariella Capotorto
Aldo Castaldo

Beppe Chierici
Roberto Corcione
Terenzio Cordova
Rosario Coniglione
Michela Criscuolo
Eurilla del Bono
Helga Dentale
Pino D'Angiò ... Verzella

Mario Donatone (as Giacinto Mario Donatone)
Jean-Pierre Duriez
Giovanni Febraro (as Giovanni Febbraro)
Antonio Ferrante
Dante Fioretti
Orlando Forioso
Raffaele Fortunato
Mario Frera ... Boss of contraband cigarettes
Domenico Gennaro
Raffaele Giangrande
Daniela Guzzi
Peppe Lanzetta (as Beppe Lanzetta)
Giuseppe Lo Presti
Franco Marino
Marino Masé
Pietro Montandon
Antonietta Morea
Gilla Novak ... Pelle di pesca
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti (as Riccardo Perisio Perotti)
Giacomo Piperno
Elio Polimeno ... Zaza
Aldo Riva
Marcello Romolo
Stefano Sabelli
Severino Saltarelli
Egidio Termine
Francesco Tiano
Tullio Valli
Piero Vida
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Calogero Azzaretto ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Dolores Calò ... Woman in the Courtroom (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ... Waiter (uncredited)
Luciano Zanussi ... Man of Secret Service (uncredited)

Directed by
Giuseppe Tornatore 
 
Writing credits
Giuseppe Tornatore (story and screenplay) &
Massimo De Rita (story and screenplay)

Giuseppe Marrazzo (inspired by the novel by)

Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
 
Cinematography by
Blasco Giurato 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Morra 
 
Art Direction by
Osvaldo Desideri 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Maffei .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Massimo Cristofanelli .... special effects technician
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Angelo Ragusa .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Massimo Barbona .... grip
Amato Gabotti .... grip
Paolo Leurini .... electrician
 
Other crew
Pino Ammendola .... voice dubbing: Luciano Bartoli
Lina Polito .... voice dubbing: Laura del Sol
Mariano Rigillo .... voice dubbing: Ben Gazzara
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Professor" - UK, USA (video title)
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Runtime:
171 min | South Korea:120 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Italy:VM14 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1990) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1989) | Sweden:15 | UK:18
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This movie was originally produced as a 5-hour TV-movie.See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good biopic, 10 August 2004
Author: VinceInTheHutt from Wellington, NZ

The "camorra" is the Neapolitan equivalent to the Sicilian Mafia and this is a pretty good biopic, loosely based on the life of prominent "camorrista" Raffaele Cutolo.

The film deals extensively with the strong links between organized crime and politics and makes some very badly veiled allusions to modern Italian politicians and events.

From a film point of view, there's not much in the way of character development. The main character studies medicine (?) in an attempt to escape the criminal milieu he is meant for, but after being sent to jail over a crime of passion he turns into a cold, pitiless man who ruins and corrupts everyone around him. He is nothing like Brando's delicately nuanced Vito Corleone. This guy is ugly, evil and completely unredeemable.

On the plus side, the film was shot by Tornatore who was responsible for the magic Cinema Paradiso. This works as a sort of "flip side" to that films rather elegiac vision of Southern Italy.

Well worth watching, if only to see an "alternative" mafia film, where a nation's problems are most definitely NOT solved by a quickie car chase.

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