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Alberto Lattuada’s brilliant dark comedy Mafioso follows auto-factory foreman Nino as he takes his proper, modern wife and two blonde daughters from industrial Milan to antiquated, rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots. But Antonio gets more than he bargained for when he discovers some harsh truths about his ancestors—and himself. Made eight years before The Godfather, Mafioso is one of the first Italian films to look frankly at the Mafia. Featuring a pitch-perfect performance from Italian comedy legend Alberto Sordi, Lattuada’s devastatingly funny character study is equal parts culture-clash farce and existential nightmare. Re-released on pristine 35mm after a four decade absence from theaters, Mafioso is an important rediscovery and—in the words of the New York Times’ A.O. Scott—“an utter blast, happily blending low comedy, high sentiment, neorealism and farce — almost a film festival unto itself.”
Director Alberto Lattuada | 1962 | In Italian with English subtitles | 99 minutes | NR | 35mm