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385 Ratings


Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Italy, 1962
Comedy, Crime, Drama


Auto-factory foreman Nino (Alberto Sordi) takes his proper, modern wife and daughters from industrial Milan to rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots in Alberto Lattuada’s devastatingly funny character study—equal parts culture-clash farce and existential nightmare.

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Mafioso Directed by Alberto Lattuada

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1963 | 2 wins including: Golden Seashell

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1963 | 2 nominations including: Best Original Story

Critics reviews

Mafioso was released a year after Pietro Germi’s Sicilian-set Divorzio all’italiana (Divorce Italian Style, 1961), and while it may not have that film’s breathless first-person fizz, it is stylistically accomplished nonetheless. Above all, it has that great sense of narrative economy typical of Lattuada (longueurs are scarce in his cinema).
July 11, 2014
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