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La siciliana ribelle (2008)

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The true story of 17-year-old Sicilian Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino) -- who broke the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence and testified against the "family business" after both her father ... See full summary »

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Rita
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Judge
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Don Michele
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Don Salvo
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Vito
Lucia Sardo ...
Don Michele's wife
Carmelo Galati ...
Carmelo Mancuso
Roberto Bonura ...
Tano
Lollo Franco ...
Campisi
Primo Reggiani ...
Lorenzo
Paolo Briguglia ...
Bruni
Lorenzo Rosone ...
Vito bambino
Filomena Salerno ...
Teresa
Giusi Cataldo ...
Moglie del guidice
Giuseppe La Licata ...
Presidente del tribunare
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The true story of 17-year-old Sicilian Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino) -- who broke the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence and testified against the "family business" after both her father and then her brother are both murdered -- is brought to vivid life in Marco Amenta's hard-hitting and wonderfully acted drama. Written by Anonymous

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4 August 2010 (USA)  »

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La Sicilienne  »

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$5,922 (USA) (6 August 2010)

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$69,308 (USA) (29 October 2010)
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I loved this film
4 January 2014 | by (Brooklyn, NYC) – See all my reviews

One of the reviewers (from Minneapolis) said "bad choice of casting the leading actress prone to overacting." Nope. Growing in a NY Neapolitan/Sicilian neighborhood, I didn't see her overacting. That's just the way my BFFs were. Dramatic. Passionate. Over the top. I found her performance an honest portrayal. (And laughed at the scene where the cop buys her colorful clothes, b/c everyone in NY, Sicilian or not...wears black.) PS: My family visited Sicily the year this trial took place. I remember the guards w/Uzis both out side the Palace of Justice and in the airport.

And I'd give this movie an 8.5.


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