Mafia Is Not What It Used to Be

  • Franco Maresco
  • Italy
  • 2019
  • 105 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Masters
25 years after the massacres of Antimafia’s heroes Falcone and Borsellino, Franco Maresco decides to make a new film. He follows Letizia Battaglia, the photographer who witnessed the “Mafia Wars”, and puts her side by side to an opposite figure: Ciccio Mira, the “Legendary” manager with his nostalgic ideas of the Mafia as it used to be. Mira has changed, and now he seems to seek redemption. He “takes care” of a new pupil and wants to organize a unique event at ZEN (the most degraded neighborhood in Palermo): “I neomelodici per Falcone e Borsellino” (The neomelodics for Falcone and Borsellino).


Franco Maresco
Rean Mazzone for Ilapalma-Dreamfilm
Anna Vinci for Tramp Limited


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