L'ESCORTE is a comedy of manners where cynicism and false naiveté mingle in a bittersweet study of love, lies and friendship in the age of AIDS. Amid the laughter and the tears, the hustle ... See full summary »
The story of the first ever "anti-mafia judges pool" established in the '80s at the Palermo Courthouse, in Sicily, in the '80s, while two mafia families started a 10-year-long war to obtain... See full summary »
Francesco is an active entrepreneur in the building industry. His firm is near to collapse if it won't win a deal to build a new school complex. It needs at least 60 Mn Lire (30k Euro) to ... See full summary »
An honest Judge, with marriage problems, volunteers for a job, in a corrupt area of Sicily, the previous holder of this job having been assasinated along with his Escort. The new Judge, and his Escort (which now contains a friend of the previous Escort)attempt to discover whose palms were greased to allow a local 'Water Monopoly' to develop, while avoiding assaination attempts. Apparently based on true events !!! Written by
My transfer came through... but I can't be at their beck and call. I wanted to ask if you could recommend that I stay. I'm not crazy. I don't want to die either. but... I'm not brave enough to leave.
Judge Michele de Francesco:
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If you like cop vs. gangster movies, but are tired of the usual stuff, in which it seems the writer or director is trying desperately to both imitate and outdo some of the recent semi-hits, you should see this.
There is violence, suspense, possible betrayal- all the elements that make crime and crime-fighting fascinating, and yet there is never a sense of straining to create excitement. The characters, the events seem totally natural.
The atmosphere of the movie is often intimate, like some of the better war movies-- because the essence of the story is people being together in danger: the Mafia-fighting judge and his escort (bodyguards).
The film has a beginning and end, but its realism helps to naturally imply the past and future of the struggle in Sicily.
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