By Owen Gleiberman
Updated July 12, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
Excellent Cadavers: Riccardo Liberati

Excellent Cadavers

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  • Movie
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It should be no surprise — yet, somehow, it is — that the Mafia looks, feels, and kills much differently in its native Sicily, where it maintains the power of an infected organ in the body politic. Marco Turco’s documentary Excellent Cadavers, based on the book by Alexander Stille, chronicles the showdown between prosecutors and mafiosi that, in the ’80s and early ’90s, turned the city of Palermo into a murderous blood zone. The courageous prosecutors, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, sent hundreds of connected men to jail, yet by the end their heroism has been all but wiped away, as has any vestige of glamour linked to the underworld.

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Excellent Cadavers

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • UNRATED
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  • 92 minutes
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