Mafioso [1962] [Criterion] (DVD)

Alberto Lattuada



In Alberto Lattuada's brilliant dark comedy Mafioso, auto-factory foreman Nino (Alberto Sordi) takes his proper, modern wife (Norma Bengell) 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. One of the first Italian films to look frankly at the Mafia, Lattuada's devastatingly funny character study is equal parts culture-clash farce and existential nightmare.

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • A 1996 interview with director Alberto Lattuada by filmmaker Daniele Luchetti
  • New interviews with the director's wife, actress Carla Del Poggio (Variety Lights), and son Alessandro Lattuada
  • Trailers for the original Italian release and the 2007 U.S. rerelease
  • Gallery of promotional caricatures by artist Keiko Kimura
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: New essays by Phillip Lopate and Roberto Chiesi and a 1982 interview with Alberto Lattuada

    New cover by Keiko Kimura


Product Details

  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 03/18/2008
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 424
  • Region: Canada, US
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