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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)
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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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Comedy | Crime


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Arturo becomes interested in Giulio Andreotti after seeing him interviewed on "Bonta' Loro" (Their goodness - Meetings with contemporaries), a television talk show. "Bonta' Loro", the first talk show on Italian television, was the brainchild of Angelo Guglielmi. It was hosted by Maurizio Costanzo and was broadcast between 1976 and 1978. See more »


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"La mafia uccide solo d'estate"
27 February 2015 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Director/writer/actor Pif (Pierfrancesco Diliberto), a famous Italian television personality, brings his story he wrote with Michele Astori and Marco Martanito the screen with a terrific degree of freshness in dealing with a subject that has always been subterranean and dark - the Mafia of Palermo, Sicily. Working on what appears to be a tight budget as far as cast and crew are concerned Diliberto brings this little gem to life in a most memorable manner.

The story is based on facts - but lightened with a fine sense of comedy that make the facts seem even more brutal: the dichotomy between the history and the comedic translation is intentional. The story begins with the inception of Arturo (Diliberto once he has grown to a man) in an inventive marriage of computer generated graphic art and reality based activity. From birth through twenty years we follow Arturo as a child as he views the workings of the Mafia and that intuitive response or observation follows him through young life into the position of a young man deeply infatuated with his girlfriend Flora. The charm of Arturo's coming of age is balanced by the film's mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of the Anti-mafia. The period was a time of 'see no evil/hear no evil' in Palermo, a city where denial was coupled with stifled tolerance, as the now infamous war for Mafia supremacy filled the air (and the streets) was accompanied by regular assassinations of rival mobsters and anti-Mafia crusaders.

Despite the potentially grim subject, the film is paced (or laced) so gently that the overriding effect is about love in a time of chaos managed beautifully by Pierfrancesco Diliberto. It sparkles like the beauty of the waters surrounding Sicily. In Italian with English subtitles.

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Palermo, Sicily, Italy


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