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Blood Feud (1978)

Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova. Si sospettano moventi politici (original title)
In pre-World War II Sicily, just as the fascists come to power, two men fall in love with the same woman. The changes in their country's politics ultimately take all three on a journey across the ocean to New York.

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Lina Wertmüller
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sophia Loren ... Titina Paterno
Marcello Mastroianni ... Rosario Maria Spallone
Giancarlo Giannini ... Nicola Sanmichele detto 'Nick'
Turi Ferro ... Vito Acicatena
Mario Scarpetta Mario Scarpetta ... Tonino
Antonella Murgia Antonella Murgia ... Ragazza incinta
Lucio Amelio Lucio Amelio ... Dr. Crisafulli
Maria Carrara Maria Carrara ... Donna Santa
Isa Danieli Isa Danieli ... Emigrante
Guido Cerniglia Guido Cerniglia ... Segretario Comunale
Vittorio Baratti Vittorio Baratti ... Il farmacista
Oreste Radi Oreste Radi ... Il maestro
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In pre-World War II Sicily, just as the fascists come to power, two men fall in love with the same woman. The changes in their country's politics ultimately take all three on a journey across the ocean to New York.

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A story of love and revenge.

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Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 December 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor, muerte, tarantela y vino See more »

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Runtime:

| (English-language)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technospes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Thirteenth of fourteen pairings of Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. See more »

Soundtracks

Casta Diva
(from opera "Norma")
Composed by Vincenzo Bellini (uncredited)
Performed by Montserrat Caballé with Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Carlo Felice Cillario (uncredited)
Courtesy of RCA
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Uneven movie
7 February 2006 | by aapapaSee all my reviews

This film has it's moments but we have seen them in other films and done better. Sophia Loren looks more like a tragic heroine from a Greek Drama. She's not bad but not a patch on the Cacoyiannis heroines in Stella and Zorba the Greek. The Sicilian countryside is impressive but was captured more attractively in the Godfather sequences. The film rambles on to it's inevitable conclusion which is unfortunately very badly handled it being stagy and melodramatic. Sophia Loren and Giancarlo Giannini just come out with any credit on the acting stakes and I would like to know if Marcello Mastroianni has ever been as inept. However the real turkey of a performance must go to the lady who plays his mother. All in all a very uneven movie just about watchable if you have nothing better to do.


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