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Mafioso

Alberto Lattuada

 
Mafioso (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • Italy
  • 1962
  • 102 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #424

In Alberto Lattuada’s brilliant dark comedy Mafioso, auto-factory foreman Nino (Alberto Sordi) takes his proper, modern wife (Norma Bengell) and two blonde daughters from industrial Milan to antiquated, rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots. But Antonio gets more than he bargained for when he discovers some harsh truths about his ancestors—and himself. One of the first Italian films to look frankly at the Mafia, Lattuada’s devastatingly funny character study is equal parts culture-clash farce and existential nightmare.

Cast

Antonio "Nino" BadalamentiAlberto Sordi
MartaNorma Bengell
Don VincenzoUgo Attanasio
Don LiborioCarmelo Oliviero
RosaliaGabriella Conti

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • A 1996 interview with director Alberto Lattuada by filmmaker Daniele Luchetti
  • New interviews with the director’s wife, actress Carla Del Poggio (Variety Lights), and son Alessandro Lattuada
  • Trailers for the original Italian release and the 2007 U.S. rerelease
  • Gallery of promotional caricatures by artist Keiko Kimura
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: New essays by Phillip Lopate and Roberto Chiesi and a 1982 interview with Alberto Lattuada

    New cover by Keiko Kimura

Film Essays

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Mafioso: The Octopus’s Tentacles

By Roberto ChiesiMarch 17, 2008

Up until the early 1960s, Italian cinema represented the Mafia as a mythological and . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Mafioso: Meet the Badalamentis!

By Phillip LopateMarch 17, 2008

The 1960s were a heady time for Italian cinema. On the one hand, you had the postwar . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Currentthumb_1163_019_thumbnail

Mafioso: The Octopus’s Tentacles

By Roberto ChiesiMarch 17, 2008

Up until the early 1960s, Italian cinema represented the Mafia as a mythological and . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Mafioso: Meet the Badalamentis!

By Phillip LopateMarch 17, 2008

The 1960s were a heady time for Italian cinema. On the one hand, you had the postwar . . . Read more »