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Mafioso

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Mafioso

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/19/07
performer:
Alberto Sordi, Ugo Attanasio, Norma Bengell
director:
Alberto Lattuada
distributor:
Rialto Pictures
author:
75631, 71732, 57435, 64586
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it an A

Looking like an Italian version of Taxi‘s Latka, Sordi’s Nino is a naive, straitlaced foreman at a Fiat factory in Milan who returns to his rustic Sicilian hometown with his urbane wife (the Bardot-esque Bengell) and kids. The delightfully comic clash of cultures gets upended when the unwitting Nino is tapped by village patriarch Don Vincenzo to kill a rival mobster. EXTRAS on this pristine black-and-white gem include a 1996 interview with director Alberto Lattuada, an early Fellini collaborator. Mafioso is every bit as timeless as the Maestro’s better-known classics. A

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