Chris Nashawaty
March 21, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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
Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli
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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