The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.

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Josh Trank

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Josh Trank
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Fonse
Linda Cardellini ... Mae
Matt Dillon ... Johnny
Al Sapienza ... Ralphie
Kathrine Narducci ... Rosie
Noel Fisher ... Junior
Gino Cafarelli ... Gino
Mason Guccione ... Tony
Jack Lowden ... Crawford
Kyle MacLachlan ... Doctor Karlock
Rose Bianco ... Nanna
Manny Fajardo ... Zambini (as Manuel Fajardo Jr.)
Christopher Bianculli ... Young Tony
Edgar Arreola ... Rodrigo
Jhemma Ziegler ... Betty
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The film will talk about Al Capone after a long prison sentence. Deprived of his former power, sick with syphilis and having lost all his friends and allies, he recalls the grave criminal past and the brutal crimes committed by his orders in the streets of Chicago. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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We all pay for our crimes in the end. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong/bloody violence, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Legendary underground hip-hop producer El-P (Jamie Meline) has been tapped to compose the score. See more »

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Al Capone died in 1947. Fats Domino didn't record 'Blueberry Hill' until 1956. See more »

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Fonse: I hid ten million bucks.
Johnny: You did what?
Fonse: I hid ten million bucks.
Johnny: You hid ten million bucks?
Fonse: Yeah.
Johnny: Where?
Fonse: I don't fucking know.
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Such Is My Love
Written by Al Lerner and Victor Gari Corpora
Performed by Al Lerner & Dick Haymes
Courtesy of Tru-Gems Records
By arrangement with Gravelpit Music
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There's hardly a reference for this kind of film; it's not a traditional narrative in any sense
17 May 2020 | by ripleyspussySee all my reviews

I admired the film more than I enjoyed it, but it kept my interest throughout despite being a bit of slog at times. It's fascinating. The title 'Capone' invokes the expectation that this was a biopic of the famous gangster, but this isn't that at all. This is something very different, and very deliberately so, but due to the title it's going to confuse and disappoint most people (which is why Trank hated that he had to change it from the original title 'Fonzo' for marketing reasons). There's hardly a reference for this kind of film; it's not a traditional narrative in any sense.

What I keep thinking about is how even most gangster films who pretend to de-glamorize criminals and their lifestyle fail; it's the same problem with the "anti-" war movie that still depicts a rousing, exciting adventure next to the misery and the atrocities and thus defeats its own purpose. Rare is the war or gangster film that actually achieves to show the underlying emptiness; the ugly, banal, vulgar and sad reality that ultimately is what most lives of violence lead towards until the haunting memories are the only thing that remains.

The reason for that is obvious: nobody would watch that kind of film because it would be too bleak. But 'Capone' manages that rare feat: it's bleak - but not bleak enough to turn you off, and it's even often entertaining (in terms of its performances, the fantastic score, the beautiful cinematography). But even though this probably wasn't the film's intention, it still manages to be the ultimate deconstruction of the gangster as an "icon" - more so even than Scorsese's 'Irishman' (though it's nowhere near as good a film).

I liked Capone; it's weird (and I guess you shouldn't watch it unless you like profoundly weird little arthouse films) but this is definitely not a badly made film. I hope Trank continues on this path and makes more strange, personal films - although perhaps of the kind that are a little more accessible.


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12 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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