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The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)

La mafia uccide solo d'estate (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Crime | 6 March 2015 (USA)
Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's ... See full summary »


Pif (as Pierfrancesco Diliberto)


Michele Astori, Pif (as Pierfrancesco Diliberto) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristiana Capotondi ... Flora
Pif Pif ... Arturo Giammaresi
Alex Bisconti ... Arturo bambino
Ginevra Antona Ginevra Antona ... Flora bambina
Claudio Gioè ... Francesco
Barbara Tabita ... Madre di Arturo
Rosario Lisma Rosario Lisma ... Padre di Arturo
Enzo Salomone ... Rocco Chinnici
Maurizio Marchetti Maurizio Marchetti ... Jean Pierre
Antonio Alveario Antonio Alveario ... Totò Riina
Antonino Bruschetta ... Fra Giacinto (as Ninni Bruschetta)
Domenico Centamore Domenico Centamore ... Leoluca
Roberto Burgio Roberto Burgio ... Giorgio Boris Giuliano
Attilio Fabiano Attilio Fabiano ... Padre Flora
Totò Borgese Totò Borgese ... Salvo Lima


Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.

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Superb Sicilian Drama about the Cosa Nostra
10 January 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

This Italian film is actually a bit of a comedy despite it being about the Mafia, or the Cosa Nostra or whatever you want to call them. Arturo is a native of Palermo where he learns early on that nothing is ever what it seems to be in Sicily. He learns too that many things can get you killed and so goes out of his way to avoid trouble.

Then he meets and falls for Flora and his whole life changes - except his seeming adoration of premier Giulio Andreotti. We follow him as he grows up on the troubled streets of Palermo where the increasing violence of the Mafia finally makes the people react and say they have had enough. This is all set against the ongoing attempts by Arturo to get the attention of Flora.

This is one of those films that manages to put a great big smile on your face whilst at the same time teaching you a bit about Sicilian political history. The actors are all great and Arturo as a child is played by Alex Bisconti who was a delight and as an adult by Pif who combined charm with vulnerability perfectly. I absolutely loved this and my version came with the option for English sub titles. It does the deal with the murders and assassinations so is far from being a full on comedy. It was though an absolute corker that should get wider distribution so more people can appreciate this Italian gem.

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6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Palermo, Sicily, Italy


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1.85 : 1
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