Lucky Luciano 1973
Rosi’s inflammatory Lucky Luciano was hailed by Norman Mailer as "the finest movie yet made about the Mafia, the most careful, the most thoughtful, the truest and most sensitive to the paradoxes of a society of crime." The film is a dossier-like dramatic investigation in the manner of the director’s Salvatore Giuliano and The Mattei Affair. Gian Maria Volonte, Rosi’s favourite actor, gives a forceful performance as Luciano, the notorious Italian-American crime lord. Handed a lengthy prison sentence by the State of New York in 1936, Luciano was mysteriously paroled to the U.S Army during WWII, and then deported in 1946 to his native Sicily, where he allegedly became a kingpin in the international drug trade. Rosi’s provocative polemic hints at dark connections between American politicos and Italian Mafiosos, and suggests that U.S. officials encouraged the Mafia as a bulwark against Communist influence in wartime Italy — only to later became alarmed by Mafia drug traffic into the U.S.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:44:47 | 5.88 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English, Espanol
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

Director: Francesco Rosi
Cast: Gian Maria Volonte, Vincent Gardenia, Silverio Blasi
Country: USA, France, Italy

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