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Bella Mafia (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  16 November 1997 (USA)
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When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her... See full summary »

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Sophia Luciano
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Moyra Luciano
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Teresa Scorpio Luciano
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Rosa Luciano
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Anthony Moreno
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Mario Domino
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Vito Giancamo
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Michael Luciano
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Constantino Luciano
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Fredrico Luciano
Tony Maggio ...
Alfredo
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When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her mother-in-law and her sisters-in-law swear to get revenge upon the family. Written by Elise Taylor

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Hell hath no fury like the women of... [Bella Mafia]

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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After Signor Musetti (Michael Kagen) is poisoned and collapses in his limo, he is seen dancing with Teresa (Illena Douglas) at the wedding reception which he had already left. See more »

Quotes

Giorgio Corolla: [referring to the gun in Luka's hands] Where in God's name did you get that, Luka?
Luka: Where we get everything... Mail order! Charged to your Papa. Now tell me about the poisons. Stricknai... Nice word... Like music!
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Bella Luna
Written by Peter D. Kaye and Lorenzo Caccialanza
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BELLISSIMA
20 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

BELLA MAFIA is a moving story - which holds your interest for those with brains and intellect.

The women show power and raw emotion comes into play. Nastassia Kinski and Vanessa Redgrave are brilliant actresses when it comes to underplaying emotions and living it all through the face.

James Marsden's Luka is heinuos and totally insensate in his lunacy.

It's where Nastassia discovers Luka is her son after killing him and she buries him without revealing this secret to the other women of the Luciano clan that we see the power of the Bella Mafia. They are able to hold death defying secrets, suffer life threatening suffer losses and not betray themselves or their cause.

As Nastassia takes off her dress, the dress in which she murdered her firstborn and lights a fire out of it by his graveside, we see the Phoenix rise, an awakening of steel, the rebirth of blood causes. Only death can stop the Bella Mafia.

There is a play on all the characters but Nastassia and Vanessa Redgrave are outstanding in role as doomed lover, widow, vengeful mother/gun totting matriarch, shrewd defender of the brood and finally Head Of The Clan.

These Women Rule OK!!!

10/10


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