Francesco Rosi

Salvatore Giuliano

Salvatore Giuliano

July 5, 1950—Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano's bullet-riddled corpse is found facedown in a courtyard in Castelvetrano, a handgun and rifle by his side. Local and international press descend upon the scene, hoping to crack open the true story behind the death of this young man, who, at the age of twenty-seven, had already become Italy’s most wanted criminal and celebrated hero. Filming in the exact locations and enlisting a cast of native Sicilians once impacted by the real Giuliano, director Francesco Rosi harnessed the facts and myths surrounding the true story of the bandit's death to create a startling exposé of Sicily and the tangled relations between its citizens, the Mafia, and government officials. A groundbreaking work of political filmmaking, Salvatore Giuliano established Rosi’s reputation and assured his place in cinema history.

Film Info

  • Francesco Rosi
  • Italy
  • 1962
  • 125 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
  • Spine #228

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE–DISC SET:

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored picture and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Witness to the Times, a new discussion with director Francesco Rosi and film critic Tullio Kezich
  • Il cineasta e il labirinto, a 55-minute documentary directed by Roberto Andò showing Rosi revisiting his life and career in cinema, with personal comments by directors Giuseppe Tornatore, Martin Scorsese, and others
  • Excerpt of an Italian newsreel from July 12, 1950, reporting the shocking death of the infamous and charismatic bandit Salvatore Giuliano
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: written tributes by Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, and Martin Scorsese as well as a new essay by writer Michel Ciment

New cover by Aesthetic Apparatus

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SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE–DISC SET:

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored picture and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Witness to the Times, a new discussion with director Francesco Rosi and film critic Tullio Kezich
  • Il cineasta e il labirinto, a 55-minute documentary directed by Roberto Andò showing Rosi revisiting his life and career in cinema, with personal comments by directors Giuseppe Tornatore, Martin Scorsese, and others
  • Excerpt of an Italian newsreel from July 12, 1950, reporting the shocking death of the infamous and charismatic bandit Salvatore Giuliano
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: written tributes by Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, and Martin Scorsese as well as a new essay by writer Michel Ciment

New cover by Aesthetic Apparatus

Salvatore Giuliano
Cast
Salvo Randone
President of the Court of Assize
Frank Wolff
Gaspare Pisciotta
Pietro Cammarata
Salvatore Giuliano
Sennuccio Benelli
Reporter
Giuseppe Calandra
Minor Official
Max Cartier
Francesco
Fernando Cicero
Bandit
Bruno Ukmar
Spy
Cosimo Torino
Frank Mannino
Federico Zardi
Pisciotta’s defense counsel
Themselves
Residents of Castelvetrano, Montelepre, and Palermo, Sicily
Credits
Director
Francesco Rosi
Producer
Franco Cristaldi
Screenplay
Francesco Rosi
In collaboration with
Suso Cecchi D’Amico
In collaboration with
Enzo Provenzale
In collaboration with
Franco Solinas
Director of photography
Gianni Di Venanzo
Production manager
Enzo Provenzale
Editing
Mario Serandrei
Music
Piero Piccioni
First assistant directors
Franco Indovina
First assistant directors
Fernando Cicero
Second assistant director
Roberto Pariante
Camera operator
Pasqualino De Santis
Additional camera
Tullio Kezich
Sound
Claudio Majelli
Production design
Sergio Canevari
Production design
Carlo Egidi
Costumes
Marilù Carteny
Additional camera
Lina Wertmüller
Production inspectors
Luciano Cattania
Production inspectors
Aldo Pace
Production secretary
Lamberto Pippia
Production inspectors
Bruno Sassaroli

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