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Toto Who Lived Twice (1998)

Totò che visse due volte (original title)
The film has three stories. First is about local village idiot Paletta, who can not afford the services of a whore and so steals a locket from a holy shrine belonging to local mafia don. ... See full summary »


Daniele Ciprì (story and screenplay), Franco Maresco (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Miranda Marcello Miranda ... Paletta
Carlo Giordano Carlo Giordano ... Fefè
Pietro Arciadiacono Pietro Arciadiacono ... Pitrinu
Salvatore Gattuso Salvatore Gattuso ... Totò / Don Totò
Angelo Prollo Angelo Prollo ... Customer #1 / Apostle
Camillo Conti Camillo Conti ... Tremmotori
Antonino Carollo Antonino Carollo ... Don Nenè
Leonardo Aiello Leonardo Aiello ... Paletta's Chaser
Antonino Cirrincione Antonino Cirrincione ... Cascino
Giuseppe Pedalino Giuseppe Pedalino ... Pig-Keeper
Michele Lunardo Michele Lunardo ... Accordion Player
Aurelio Mirino Aurelio Mirino ... Customer #2
Rosolino Spatola Rosolino Spatola ... Customer #3
Vincenzo Girgenti Vincenzo Girgenti ... Customer #4
Antonino Accomando Antonino Accomando ... Robber #1


The film has three stories. First is about local village idiot Paletta, who can not afford the services of a whore and so steals a locket from a holy shrine belonging to local mafia don. Second shows the story of betrayal of Pitrinu (who's dead now) by his lover Fefe. Final episode is about lowlife Lazarus. He is killed by mob boss Toto, but raised from the dead by a local messiah, who is also known as Toto (and is played by same actor). Written by Anonymous

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Sicilian | Italian

Release Date:

20 March 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Toto Who Lived Twice See more »

Filming Locations:

Palermo, Sicily, Italy See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This movie was initially refused a certificate by the Italian censors and was deemed "degrading for the dignity of the Sicilian people, for Italy and the whole humanity," "disrespectful towards religious feelings," "blasphemous, sacrilegious, and full of moral degradation." It was passed uncut by the appeal commission with a VM18 rating. See more »


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The Dogma Genius...
7 March 2003 | by karallaSee all my reviews

The opening scene has a flavor of Pasolini's work and then it is reinforced by a scene from a Pasolini's film...... This film will not be enjoyed by the masses, but that is to be expected with all great works..... Dogma in theory, Dogma in Style....... A must see, especially for any film junkie or film maker.... It is rich in the shooting techniques of angle shots and their use of lighting is brilliant.... If you have ever been in that part of the world, Sicily, then you may even recognize a few of the characters......

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