Excellent Cadavers (In un altro paese) (2005)

Excellent Cadavers (In un altro paese)



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Take a revealing look at the infamous, 1980s-era Maxi-Trials that took place in Palermo, Italy in this chronicle of the Italian Mafia based on the book by author Alexander Stille and featuring the shocking photography of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia. In the beginning the Cosa Nostra only killed their own, but at the dawn of the seventies the notorious criminal organization also began targeting prosecutors, judges, and anyone else who dared to question their violent ways. Now true … More

Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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On DVD: Feb 19, 2008
First Run/Icarus Films



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Within 20 minutes, all the accumulated romance of scores of Mafia epics washes away, and all the accumulated nonsense about 'men of honor' and 'men of respect' circles the drain.

Full Review… | November 3, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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In showing all the stuff that the History Channel discreetly edits out, Excellent Cadavers dismantles the celluloid romanticizing of the Mafia.

Full Review… | October 26, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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This gripping Italian documentary (2005) recounts the decadelong campaign by magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino to break the back of the Sicilian Mafia.

Full Review… | October 26, 2006
Chicago Reader
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A rich mine of information on a subject about which it is sometimes too easy to be superficial.

Full Review… | September 14, 2006
Chicago Tribune
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Marco Turco's film is a thorough, journalistic examination that is ultimately as horrifying as it is informative.

July 25, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Anyone with the slightest interest in mob entertainment -- from The Godfather to The Sopranos -- should check out Marco Turco's grimly compelling documentary

Full Review… | July 14, 2006
New York Daily News
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