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Fort Apache Napoli (2009)

Fortapàsc (original title)
The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.


Marco Risi


Marco Risi (story), James Carrington (story) (as Jim Carrington) | 3 more credits »
9 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Libero De Rienzo ... Giancarlo Siani
Valentina Lodovini ... Daniela
Michele Riondino ... Rico
Massimiliano Gallo ... Valentino Gionta
Ernesto Mahieux ... Sasà
Salvatore Cantalupo ... Ferrara
Gigio Morra Gigio Morra ... Carmine Alfieri
Gianfranco Gallo Gianfranco Gallo ... Gabriele Donnarumma
Antonio Buonomo Antonio Buonomo ... Lorenzo Nuvoletta
Roberto Calabrese Roberto Calabrese ... Killer
Raffaele Vassallo ... Ciro
Kyung Mi Lee Kyung Mi Lee ... Yu
Mimmo Mignemi Mimmo Mignemi ... Cifù
Nadia Carlomagno Nadia Carlomagno
Salvatore Striano ... Killer dei Gionta


The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.

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Biography | Crime | Drama


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It was one of the five Italian films pre-selected as the Best Foreign Film submission for the 82nd Academy Awards, along with Baarìa (2009), The Big Dream (2009), We Can Do That (2008) and Vincere (2009). See more »

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Fort Apache Napoli
3 February 2010 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I saw this last month at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Coming on the heels of the recent book Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano that was made into a successful film here is another look at the Naples based urban mob with a long history in Italy, Camorra. Fortapàsq is Italian slang for an American phrase, Fort Apache, in it's meaning of under siege. Written by writer/director Marco Risi with Jim Carrington and Andrea Purgatori this is a true story based on investigative reporter Giancarlo Siani (Liberto De Rienzo), a young journalist who in 1985 digs too deep into the workings of the Camorra and its political ties. His reporting for a small local newspaper on the rival warfare of Camorra families leads to national recognition a a job for a big city newspaper. He continues his investigative series there and which leads him into real trouble. A good cast with great supporting roles from Ernesto Mahieux as Siani's friend and co-worker and Massimiliano as a Camorra mobster who has been selected to eventually become the mobs main Don. This is a good film for a general audience as it plays kind of like a made-for TV movie but I would recommend it and give it a 7.0 out of 10.

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27 March 2009 (Italy) See more »

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Campania, Italy See more »


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EUR4,800,000 (estimated)

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