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The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)

La mafia uccide solo d'estate (original title)
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Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's ... See full summary »

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Pif (as Pierfrancesco Diliberto)

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Michele Astori, Pif (as Pierfrancesco Diliberto) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristiana Capotondi ... Flora
Pif Pif ... Arturo Giammaresi
Alex Bisconti ... Arturo bambino
Ginevra Antona Ginevra Antona ... Flora bambina
Claudio Gioè ... Francesco
Barbara Tabita ... Madre di Arturo
Rosario Lisma Rosario Lisma ... Padre di Arturo
Enzo Salomone ... Rocco Chinnici
Maurizio Marchetti Maurizio Marchetti ... Jean Pierre
Antonio Alveario Antonio Alveario ... Totò Riina
Antonino Bruschetta ... Fra Giacinto (as Ninni Bruschetta)
Domenico Centamore Domenico Centamore ... Leoluca
Roberto Burgio Roberto Burgio ... Giorgio Boris Giuliano
Attilio Fabiano Attilio Fabiano ... Padre Flora
Totò Borgese Totò Borgese ... Salvo Lima
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Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máfia Mata apenas no Verão See more »

Filming Locations:

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€757,000 (Italy), 2 December 2013

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,857, 27 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,134, 10 May 2015
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Arturo becomes interested in Giulio Andreotti after seeing him interviewed on "Bonta' Loro" (Their goodness - Meetings with contemporaries), a television talk show. "Bonta' Loro", the first talk show on Italian television, was the brainchild of Angelo Guglielmi. It was hosted by Maurizio Costanzo and was broadcast between 1976 and 1978. See more »

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Tosami Lady
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A remarkable film about Cosa Nostra
12 June 2014 | by gdsnyc-1See all my reviews

Pierfranceso di Liberto (in arte Pif) has pulled off a remarkable achievement with this film. It centers on Arturo, a middle-class boy living in Palermo in the 1970s-1980s who gradually comes to awareness of the murderous evil of La Cosa Nostra. His dawning awareness, and his moral awakening, parallel that of his city, whose residents would have preferred to have ignored the cancerous presence of the Mafia, but the brazen murders of so many of the Mafia's opponents -- honest politicians, magistrates, journalists -- forced them to confront it. That, and the amazing victories of the magistrates Falcone and Borsellino in prosecuting these monsters; tragically, they were both murdered shortly after the obtained convictions of some 300 criminals. Diliberto's protagonist Arturo initially is fascinated both by the mobbed-up premier Giulio Andreotti, and believes Andreotti's -- and his parents' lies about the mafia not existing in Sicily. (Andreotti, the protector of mafiosi, liked to say that the problem of organized crime existed only in Campania and Calabria.) The film's tonal balance is remarkable; at times it is hilariously funny; at others, heartbreaking. As the mafia crimes escalate, one feels despair, but at the film's marvelous conclusion, hope is restored. La mafia uccide solo in estate is without doubt one of the best films ever made about the scourge of Cosa Nostra.


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