Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mafioso (1962), Alberto Lattuada.

Beautifully filmed, simple story of a successful Sicilian-born factory foreman, now living in Milan, who returns south to visit mamma e babbo and gets caught up in the local Don's sinister activities. His beautiful blonde Milanese wife complains about the chicken under the bed and introduces the art of waxing to her in-laws.

I am hereby totally convinced of two things: 1) Europe, 1960s = the pinnacle of cool and 2) must book train trip to Sicily.

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