Rent Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

3.8 of 5 from 68 ratings
2h 3min
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Synopsis:
The film that made Francesco Rosi's international reputation, this Citizen Kane-style investigative portrait was originally called Sicily 1943-60, as Rosi sought not so much to depict Giuliano himself as the society from which he sprang, in which the police, the Carabinieri and the Mafia all have strong vested interests. Filming in the exact locations and utilising court reports as primary source material, Rosi mainly cast local Sicilians, some of whom knew Giuliano personally. The only professional actors were Frank Wolff (Once Upon a Time in the West} and Salvo Randone (L'Assassino).
Actors:
, , Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli, Giuseppe Calandra, Pietro Cammarata, , , Giuseppe Teti, Cosimo Torino, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Franco Cristaldi
Writers:
Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enzo Provenzale
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1962 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/09/2014
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • The Filmmaker and the Labyrinth, Roberto Ando's documentary study of Francesco Rosi's career, featuring interviews with Rosi, Martin Scorsese, Giuseppe Tornatore and others
  • Francesco Rosi on Salvatore Giuliano, a new and exclusive interview with the great Italian director The Sicilian Robin Hood, an interview with Salvatore Giuliano's nephew Giuseppe
  • Salvatore Giuliano and the Mafia, an interview with journalist and Sicilian Mafia expert Attilio Bolzoni
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/09/2014
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
Italian Dolby Digital 1.0, Italian LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Filmmaker and the Labyrinth, Roberto Ando's documentary study of Francesco Rosi's career, featuring interviews with Rosi, Martin Scorsese, Giuseppe Tornatore and others
  • Francesco Rosi on Salvatore Giuliano, a new and exclusive interview with the great Italian director The Sicilian Robin Hood, an interview with Salvatore Giuliano's nephew Giuseppe
  • Salvatore Giuliano and the Mafia, an interview with journalist and Sicilian Mafia expert Attilio Bolzoni
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Salvatore Giuliano

Gangster's paradise - Salvatore Giuliano review by WS

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14/10/2019

A profoundly depressing exposé of the interpenetration of politics, organised crime and landed interests in rural Sicily. Depressing not only in its portrayal of corruption and deference, but in the lack of any clear moral lessons to be learned or grounds for hope. Classed as a Neo-realist film but don't expect "Bicycle Thieves". The pivotal event is the massacre of Porta della Ginestra, in which assailants fired upon people who had gathered to celebrate May Day, killing 11 including women and children. Much of the second half of the film deals with the investigation and subsequent trials, and focuses on the struggle to find out who ordered the killings. The subject matter is given a documentary-style treatment, with the emphasis very much on dramatising the known facts rather than providing character depth. But parts of it are quite cinematic, especially the military operations in the town, and the courtroom scenes which are possibly the highlight.

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