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Alla luce del sole (2005)

Padre Puglisi a priest from a mafia-controlled district of Paleremo, helps kids to get off the streets and in his church creates an embracing place of hope and righteousness, which means ... See full summary »

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Padre Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi
Alessia Goria ...
Suor Carolina Iavazzo
Corrado Fortuna ...
Gregorio Porcaro
Giovanna Bozzolo ...
Anita
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Filippo
Piero Nicosia ...
Giuseppe
Lollo Franco ...
Gaspare
Mario Giunta ...
Saro
Pierlorenzo Randazzo ...
Domenico
Gabriele Castagna ...
Rosario
Salvo Scelta ...
Carmelo
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Dario Bologna
Roberto Burgio
Simona Cavalieri
Adriano Chiaramida
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Padre Puglisi a priest from a mafia-controlled district of Paleremo, helps kids to get off the streets and in his church creates an embracing place of hope and righteousness, which means trouble for the local mafia. He continues his solitary fight until the bitter end. Written by Jakuzzi

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21 January 2005 (Italy)  »

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Don Giuseppe Puglisi was the Parish
28 March 2005 | by (Torino Italy) – See all my reviews

For three years Don Giuseppe (Pino) Puglisi was the Parish of Brancaccio district of Palermo. He was murdered on his 56th birthday on September 15th,1993 by Mafia killers. Don Puglisi fought actively the social environment where Mafia grows and flourishes. He founded and ran a Center for the children and the teenagers, giving them both an alternative to their native environment and a way to escape to Mafia enrollment. The movie style is grave and severe, the protagonist is at the same time loving and rough.Director Roberto Faenza and actor Luca Zingaretti are perfect for a perfect movie. I wish to recommend to see both "Alla luce del sole" and "I cento passi" (aka "The one-hundred steps") by Marco Tullio Giordana, another excellent movie on the Mafia subject.


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