Hospitalized after the shooting, Biagio Schiro is recovering from his injuries. Toto Riina, sentenced to life imprisonment, but hopes the sentence gets revoked in the high court. A new judge is going...
Biagio Schiro and Commissioner Boris Giuliano are en route to the airport of Palermo to intercept the French chemists who arrived to teach their counterpart clan Bontade how to cut the drugs. At the ...
A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress ... See full summary »
Riccardo De Filippis,
Inizio anni 80, Agro Aversano, Casal di Principe e il regno malavitoso di Antonio Bardellino che dopo aver fatto il business con il cemento si butta nel mercato in piena espansione della ... See full synopsis »
Salvatore 'Totò' Riina: son of a farmer from Corleone, who at the age of 52 became the absolute ruler of the Sicilian mafia. Giovanni Falcone: the judge who initiates the first trial of the... See full summary »
Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played by Palermo-born actor, Claudio Gioè, and the series was directed by Alexis Sweet and Enzo Monteleone. The film is inspired from the eponymous book-inquiry of Giuseppe D'Avanzo and Attilio Bolzoni.
The miniseries has been watched by Salvatore Riina, now that he is in prison, raising some criticism on the coverage of the topic. See more »
A must for all mafia-buffs!
After I bought this series on DVD and watched the first episodes, I found myself glued to the television, and finished the 4DVD set in two days. Riveting stuff! The Series follows 4 young boys from the town of Corleone. Two of these are celebrities like Toto Riina and Bernando Provenzano, eventual leaders of the Cosa Nostra, and the hero Biagio Schiro – who in the face of Mafiosi turns to the straight and narrow path (something of a rarity in the mafia stronghold of Corleone). Biagio vs Riina drives the story throughout the better part of 50 years and it is a classic case of cat and mouse.
The Main characters and the people connected to them (wifes and children) are well developed. I quite often found myself in the mindsets of both Schiro and Riina, and the actors portraying this pair did a great job. The only character I felt lacked something was Provenzano. He was a very important figure to the corleonesi-cosa nostra but is not as prominent as one would expect. However, acting, directing and dialogue are top notch in general. The hours just fly by! I particularly enjoyed the scenes between Schiro and Boris/Falcone, where there is some much needed comic relief and nice one-liners.
Don't get scared by the Italian, put the subtitles on and enjoy one of the best mafia tales of the 00's!
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