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The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (2013) (DVD) (*)

Original Title: La mafia uccide solo d'estate
Language Selections:
English ( Subtitles )
Italian ( Dolby Digital 5.1 )
Italian ( Subtitles )

Product Origin/Format:
Italy ( PAL/Region 2 )

Running Time:
85 min

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen (1.85:1)

Special Features:
Behind the scenes
Deleted Scenes
Interactive Menu
Scene Access

Movie filmed in 2013 and produced in:
Italy ( Italy, Greece )

Directed By:

Written By:
Michele Astori

Cristiana Capotondi ..... Flora adulta
Pif ..... Arturo adulto
Alex Bisconti ..... Arturo bambino
Ginevra Antona ..... Flora bambina
Claudio Gioè ..... Francesco
Barbara Tabita ..... Madre di Arturo
Rosario Lisma ..... Padre di Arturo
Enzo Salomone ..... Rocco Chinnici
Maurizio Marchetti ..... Jean Pierre
Antonio Alveario ..... Totò Riina
Antonino Bruschetta ..... Fra Giacinto
Salvatore Borghese ..... Salvo Lima
Domenico Centamore ..... Leoluca

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned TV host and political comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia's casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo's unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy's recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra's criminal actions in Sicily in the '70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

La mafia uccide solo d'estate starts off in Palermo on 10 December 1969, when its main character Arturo is conceived. At that moment, on the same street, one of the most brutal mafia massacres is committed. Actors in the massacre include future Cosa Nostra leaders Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano. From that moment onwards, Arturo's life (a gentle and determined Alex Bisconti) will intersect with Sicilian mafia, the police, anti-mafia judges, making him a kind of Sicilian Forrest Gump. The entire first part of the film is seen through the candid eyes of a child. Reality and fiction combine. Arturo is brought up in a Palermo that ignores the existence of the mafia. When someone is killed, people say it is an honour killing, accusing the victim of having dirty hands. Little Arturo falls in love with one of his classmates, Flora (Ginevra Antona and Cristiana Capotondi) and in an ironic twist from screenwriters Michele Astori, Marco Martani and Pif, when he sees prime minister Giulio Andreotti talking about his love declaration (in a cemetery!) to his future wife, Arturo becomes convinced that the most talked about man in Italy is a legend. He collects photos and articles and dresses up as Andreotti for carnival, complete with hunch and pointy ears. The head of mobile police team Boris Giuliano, judge Rocco Chinnici, general Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, communist parliamentarian Pio La Torre: how many homicides need to happen before Arturo, now in his 20s, and played by Pif, realises that the mafia kills, and not just in the summer. When, in the 1990s, the terrible massacre season will start in earnest, culminating with the death of judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, the film's impact will suddenly reach new levels. The film never abandons its satirical tone, irresistible situations and gags, making the mafia look ridiculous, all the while respecting the historical gravity of events. Entertaining while remaining moving.

Popular TV satirist Pierfrancesco Diliberto, known as Pif, does a remarkable job negotiating the delicate balance between humor and heartrending emotion in his terrific directorial feature debut with a powerful message. Highlighting the Cosa Nostra pernicious influence over average Sicilians, we follow Everyman Arturo from childhood to maturity, as he deals with life, love, and the mafia. The Palermo of the 1970s and early '80s is wonderfully captured as a city where denial goes hand-in-hand with stifled tolerance, as a bloody war for Mafia supremacy rages, with regular assassinations of rival mobsters and anti-Mafia crusaders. Through Arturo's eyes and experiences, it is cleverly revealed with remarkable wit and humour, how complacency and wilful blindness allowed the Cosa Nostra to flourish until high-profile killings finally opened people's eyes. Current Senate President Pietro Grasso referred to this film as the best film work on Mafia ever made.