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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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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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(2 parts) | (short)

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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

Luka - Age 10: Are you some kind of prisoner?
Giorgio Corolla: Possibly, but only of my own physical deformities.
Luka - Age 10: You're not eating?
Giorgio Corolla: Help yourself.
Luka - Age 10: Whats that stink in here? Do you go in your pants?
Giorgio Corolla: [chuckles] No, not today, fortunatly
Luka - Age 10: How old are you?
Giorgio Corolla: Older then anyone anticipated I would ever live to be, especially my father. How old are you?
Luka - Age 10: I dunno... Watcha got all these books for?
Giorgio Corolla: I read.
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Bella Luna
Written by Peter D. Kaye and Lorenzo Caccialanza
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Women. Can't live with them, can't die without them.
21 August 2013 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

Apparently, I must have seen the cut-down version of 'Bella Mafia' - running time: 113 minutes - because like every fifteen minutes there was a time leap into the future (sometimes only months, sometimes years). I just didn't have time to get into the story that way. Also, it had this artificial drama feel to it and the same sappy score to go with it. Now, I understand this way of film making, but I don't exactly approve of it. But than, at the 1-hour mark, a lot of people suddenly get killed in two simultaneous scenes and this made-for-TV movie promptly becomes very, very interesting. And during the next 50 minutes, it totally redeems itself from the flaws of the first half. The ending is marvelous, especially when you've come to learn a lot about the characters' background. Nastassja Kinski's role is the pillar of all the drama & intrigues in 'Bella Maffia' and the best part of it all is that nobody knows about it (except for one person at the very end). There seems to be a two-part mini-series of this film (with a lot of extra scenes, I imagine - 2x105 minutes). So if you're interested in seeing 'Bella Mafia', I could advice you to watch the full mini-series. You'll probably get more out of it. Oh, and there's quite a few shocking scenes in this movie, especially considering it was made for TV. Not bad at all. Just be sure to be persistent biting your way through that first hour.


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