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The Sicilian Girl (2008)

La siciliana ribelle (original title)
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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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What would drive a seventeen-years-old girl to betray her family? And if that family was the mafia? See more »

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4 August 2010 (USA)  »

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La Sicilienne  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$69,308 (USA) (29 October 2010)
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Follows the story of a young woman intent on avenging her father's death.
12 November 2008 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

This is a movie I would see again and again. The is the kind of film that pays tribute to the true cinematic experience: a perfectly told story with beautiful cinematography that lets us move along with the characters and took the necessary time to let us care about these people. Wonderfully directed, with awesome performances by the actors. While some directors might have chosen more violent scenes in this true account of going up against the mafia, Marco Amenta chose something we don't see too much in films anymore: imagination. This film unfolded rather than assaulted, tantalized rather than terrorized.

Bravo!


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