La Siciliana Ribelle (The Sicilian Girl) (2009)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
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Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 8
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A young girl gets pushed beyond her limits and exercises legal justice swiftly and brutally in this earnest biopic of a real-life Mafia betrayer. The year is 1991. Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino), a young Sicilian girl from the village of Balta, has grown up completely enshrined in organized crime -- to such a degree that she takes many of the mob's activities for granted. This all changes when her honest father and brother get slain, which breaks Rita's heart. In response, she begins to slyly
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Watching this is like going to the dentist for a root canal, but he makes a mistake and injects the novocaine into your brain.
... manages to combine mob opera with true crime to tell the story of Sicilian mob culture from the inside.
While The Sicilian Girl has a more biographical lean over a showcase of mafia bloodshed, there's still plenty of drama to go around.
The Sicilian Girl is beautifully photographed, intelligently performed and full of real-life surprises.
Amenta turns the true-life saga of a 17-year-old Italian girl who testified against the Mafia in a famous 1992 trial in Palermo into a fictionalized, conventional, fairly diverting melodrama.
A major part of the screenplay is the resistance by the authorities toward Rita herself, as an unsophisticated woman from the impoverished South.
When Amenta's storytelling isn't playing like greatest hits, he's hitting us over the head.
The film is uncomfortably ensconced in the very old-school crime-family tropes its social message intends to undermine.
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