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The Sicilian Girl (2008)
"La siciliana ribelle" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  4 August 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Michele
Don Salvo
Lucia Sardo ...
Don Michele's wife
Carmelo Galati ...
Carmelo Mancuso
Roberto Bonura ...
Lollo Franco ...
Primo Reggiani ...
Paolo Briguglia ...
Lorenzo Rosone ...
Vito bambino
Filomena Salerno ...
Giusi Cataldo ...
Moglie del guidice
Giuseppe La Licata ...
Presidente del tribunare


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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Release Date:

4 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Sicilienne  »

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


$69,308 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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disappointingly stereotypical
8 February 2012 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

Someone tells you one word: "Sicily". Quick, quick, what do you think? you think of Godfather scenes, of rolling rural landscapes, societies scarred by vendettas and inter-family violence, closeups of old rugged facial lineaments, scenes of emigration on rural lifestyle.

Now, the true Sicily is much different, with modern office buildings, people holding cell phones and having business meetings, and a much more urban society.

For a motion picture financed and produced just a few years ago, and supposedly on a modern story, this production was a disappointment. Totally stereotypical. I mean, Antonioni's "L'Avventura" from forty years earlier looks much more modern.

Obviously, the producers wanted to create a cash cow and sell it to the American audience, still nostalgic of the GF series. Smart movie-goers can easily see through the facade, and not like this production. The producers think that the audience is stupid enough to see their stereotypical work.

If you want to see a motion picture that portrays modern Italy with its crime-ridden background, see Gomorrah.

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