Mafioso

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.

Film Info

  • Alberto Lattuada
  • Italy
  • 1962
  • 102 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
  • Spine #424

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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
Mafioso
Cast
Alberto Sordi
Antonio "Nino" Badalamenti
Norma Bengell
Marta
Ugo Attanasio
Don Vincenzo
Carmelo Oliviero
Don Liborio
Gabriella Conti
Rosalia
Credits
Director
Alberto Lattuada
Producer
Antonio Cervi
Cinematography
Armando Nannuzzi
Screenplay
Marco Ferreri
Screenplay
Rafael Azcona
Screenplay
Agenore Incrocci
Screenplay
Furio Scarpelli
Executive producer
Dino De Laurentiis
Editing
Nino Baragli
Music
Piero Piccioni

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