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I guappi (1974)

In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lucia Esposito
... Nicola Bellizzi
... Don Gaetano Fungillo
Lina Polito ... Nanina Scognamiglio
Rita Forzano ... Luisella
Antonio Orlando ... Pasquale Scalzo
... Aiossa
Rosalia Maggio ... Amalia Scognamiglio
Edoardo Mascia ... Don Antonio
... Gigino la Charonge
Benito Artesi ... Pazzariello
Antonio Ferrante
Sonia Viviani ... Donna Maria
Anna Walter ... Donna Amalia
Marcello Filotico ... Court President
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In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some of his blood relations are high-ranking members of the Mafia. He tries to break away from his family obligations, but falls into a life of crime and violence. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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beautiful work
5 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

The first temptation is to define it as part of "Godfather" trend. it is not a mistake. only not fair. because it could not be reduced at the status of film about Camorra. it is a film about power, values, Naples, ambition and generosity and about the manner to define yourself against the times. Fabio Testi gives a fascinating performance, exploring in wise way, each nuance of his role. Franco Nero knows to propose the honest hero, version of Don Quijote, strong for his deep vulnerability. Claudia Cardinale is the best option for the role of donna Lucia. film about courage, in its different forms, "I guappi" is, first, a real beautiful film.


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