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Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

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Francesco Rosi
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Salvo Randone ... President of Viterbo Assize Court
Frank Wolff ... Gaspare Pisciotta
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Storyline

In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to do their fighting, and the days leading up to and following Giuliano's death. After Sicily's self-rule is declared, will the outlaws be pardoned as promised? And why does Giuliano order his gang to fire on a peaceful May Day rally? Police, Carabinieri, and Mafia have their uses for him. There's a trial after his death: will the truth come out or does the code of silence help protect those in power? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 March 1962 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Salvatore Giuliano See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

About 12 minutes into the film a voiceover says "But our sons and our son's sons will live in a free land and will lift their gaze to the heavens and smile at the future." The next scene shows a cartoon drawn by Salvatore Giuliano. The cartoon depicts a man cutting a chain that connects Sicily with Italy, and another man pulling Sicily towards the United States. The voiceover and the cartoon express Salvatore Giuliano's belief that Sicily should be independent of Italy. He wanted it to become the 49th state in the US. See more »

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When his mother comes to view and identify his corpse, Salvatore's stomach clearly moves as the actor struggles to control his breathing. See more »

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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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A perfect analysis of the most famous gangster, loved from the poor people, of Sicily.
23 August 1999 | by _Manuel_See all my reviews

A perfect analysis of the most famous gangster, loved from the poor people, of Sicily. Is very good the acting of Frank Wolff as the cousin of Giuliano, Salvatore Pisciotta. On this Film there is the same history of the gangster of the Film "Il Siciliano" with C. Lambert, but here the film is history, there the film is a bad novel.


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