The Sicilian Girl (2010)

Sicilian Girl
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords 1990s, mafia, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sergio Donati Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Marco Amenta Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Raphael Berdugo Producer n/a 3 3000005
Tilde Corsi Producer n/a 3 3000004
Gianni Romoli Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Luca Bigazzi Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Cristina Francioni Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Marcello Di Carlo Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Pasquale Catalano Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Mirco Garrone Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gianni Romoli Producer n/a 3 3000003
Simonetta Amenta Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mario Pupella Actor Don Salvo Rimi 1 1000005
Lucia Sardo Actor Rosa Mancuso 1 1000004
Marcello Mazzarella Actor Don Michele Mancuso 1 1000003
Gérard Jugnot Actor Prosecutor 1 1000002
Miriana Faja Actor young Rita 1 1000006
Primo Reggiani Actor Lorenzo 1 1000007
Marco Amenta Producer n/a 3 3000001
Marco Amenta Director n/a 2 2000001
Paolo Briguglia Actor n/a 1 1000009
Francesco Casisa Actor Vito 1 1000008
Veronica d'Agostino Actor Rita Mancuso 1 1000001
Based on a true story of a 17-year-old Sicilian girl, named Rita Atria whose father and brother were both Mafia members and victims breaks the vow of silence that enshrouds that world, and gives evidence to famed anti-Mafia judge Borsellino. Drawing upon Rita's extensive diaries, the filmmaker tells her story, beginning in Sicily in 1985. A small child experiences her beloved father, Don Michele, as a respected member of the community, a man to whom neighbors turn for help when a rapacious landlord orders their eviction. Soon after, he's shot dead in the sun-drenched village square as his daughter looks on. Six years later, her brother is murdered. In court, Rita's words are denounced as "the ravings of a fanatical adolescent bent on revenge." But are they?