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Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?

Director:

Pasquale Squitieri

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Cast

Credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ... Vito Gargano
Claudia Cardinale ... Rosa Accordino
Francisco Rabal ... Don Giusto Provenzano
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Avvocato Natale Calia
Michele Placido ... Michele Labruzzo
Salvatore Billa ... Carmelo
Remo Girone ... Biagio Lo Cascio
Enrico Maisto Enrico Maisto ... Matteo Agueci
Tommaso Palladino Tommaso Palladino ... Vito Killer
Tony Kendall ... Salvatore Sperlazzo
Vincent Gentile Vincent Gentile
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paola Alabiso Paola Alabiso
Francesco Anniballi Francesco Anniballi ... Rosa Bodyguard
Pietro Bertone ... (as Pierino Bertone)
Emilio Delle Piane Emilio Delle Piane
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Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 November 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Father of the Godfathers See more »

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Production Co:

Capital Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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An authentic mafia tale.
19 September 2010 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

That's exactly the kind of movie I love in the Italian thriller. Powerful, realistic and a thousand times better than the action packed but empty other spaghetti features with bloody sequences and so gratuitous violence. Films that are actually inspired from US movies such as DIRTY HARRY, BULLIT, THE GODFATHER; copycats, no more.

Italy is the country of mafia and corruption everywhere in the society, even in the politics. So, the film makers from there have no need to copy the US products, US schemes. They can do pretty good work with their own "culture". Film makers such as Pasquale Squietieri and Damiano Damiani have perfectly understood this. The pictures they describe are believable, authentic, even if they are shown in a minimal way, with no artificial and superficial means.


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