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Mafioso

Drawing on the timeless and well-worn cultural chasm between Italy’s great and "sophisticated" North and its interminably provincial and "backwards" South, Lattuada takes full advantage of the dark humor and cruel realities that can be extracted from such prejudices.

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Mafioso (1962)

First released in 1962, this dark comedy is brilliantly odd, combining neorealist and broadly modernist aesthetics, its black and white compositions so ahead of their time that they still look more inventive than today's films, some 40 years later.

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