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I cento passi (2000)

"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

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 wenty 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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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 September 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

100 Steps See more »

Filming Locations:

Cinisi, Palermo, Sicily, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rai Cinema,Tele+,Titti Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Features Le mani sulla città (1963) See more »

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Nel blu dipinto di blu
Performed by Domenico Modugno
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A truly amazing and hidden gem
30 June 2002 | by antondatreeSee all my reviews

I saw this movie just recently and loved it. I was sort of forced into watching it (I as trying to get my friend to bring out "Alien" instead, but that didn't work), and I found it an amazing experience. The performances are sizzling, especially from the title role of Peppino played by Luigi Lo Cascio. For a mafia film I found there to be an incredibly low amount of violence. If only it hadn't been forgotten, because it is a truly underrated gem. No Godfather, or even Pulp Fiction, but still a heart-warming and powerful film.

Unmissable.

7/10


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