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One Hundred Steps (2000)

I cento passi (original title)
"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Peppino Impastato
Luigi Maria Burruano Luigi Maria Burruano ... Luigi Impastato
Lucia Sardo Lucia Sardo ... Felicia Impastato
Paolo Briguglia Paolo Briguglia ... Giovanni Impastato
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Gaetano Badalamenti
Andrea Tidona Andrea Tidona ... Stefano Venuti
Claudio Gioè ... Salvo Vitale
Domenico Centamore Domenico Centamore ... Vito
Antonino Bruschetta ... Cugino Anthony (as Ninni Bruschetta)
Paola Pace Paola Pace ... Cosima
Pippo Montalbano Pippo Montalbano ... Cesare Manzella
Aurora Quattrocchi Aurora Quattrocchi ... Signora Manzella
Gaspare Cucinella Gaspare Cucinella ... Zio Gasparo
Dario Veca Dario Veca ... Cugino Paolo Schillirò
Simona Cavalieri Simona Cavalieri ... Felicetta
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"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The movie is the story of Peppino Impastato, a young left-wing activist who in the late seventies (when almost nobody dared to speak about the Mafia, and several politicians maintained that the Mafia did not even exist) repeatedly denounced Badalamenti's criminal activities and the whole Mafia system, by using a small local radio station to broadcast his political pronouncements in the form of ironic humour. In 1978 Peppino (30 years old) was killed by an explosion. The police archived the case as an accident or a suicide, but his friends never accepted this conclusion. Note: This is a true story. More than twenty years after Peppino's death, the case has been re-opened. Tano Badalamenti, meanwhile, has been convicted in the USA for drug trafficking. Written by Pasquale Foggia

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A courageous Man who defied The Mafia
7 May 2020 | by SGuiliano1064972See all my reviews

I was so shocked to learn that when Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino were assassinated in Sicily in Spring/Summer 1992, that the people of Sicilia were standing up and protested to the organized crime. Yes, I do remember. I read a Book called " The Excellent Cadavers" by Alexander Stille, when he talks about the bloody ordeal of Ani-mafia judges who were murdered by Toto Riina during the 70's and 80's. This man Peppino Impastato took it upon himself and spoke out against this terrorist society in the 1970's. But in the end, with that task he was murdered. This was a good film and I enjoyed as much. Great performances. I CENTO PASSI is a film that really hit me because of my appreciation of the culture and the language of the Island of Sicily. This is a film that captures a man who sacrificed his life for a just cause to a bunch of murderous cowards.

Rating: 7.6


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Italian

Release Date:

1 September 2000 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cinisi, Palermo, Sicily, Italy See more »

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$216,026
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1.85 : 1
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