Sicilian Girl, The

Sicilian Girl, The

About the Film

In line with the recent wave of acclaimed mob dramas from Italy such as Gomorrah and the Oscar® Nominated Il Divo, The Sicilian Girl recounts the true crime story of mafia daughter Rita Atria, who took her life into her hands to break the code of silence and testify against "The Family" in 1991.
Starring: Veronica D'Agostino, Gérard Jugnot, Francesco Casisa, Marcello Mazzarella, Mario Pupella, Paolo Briguglia
Director: Marco Amenta
Release Date: 08/04/10

Reactions

"Fascinating, thrilling and nail-biting." - Washington City Paper

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Bastia Italian Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award, Marco Amenta
  • Winner! Bastia Italian Film Festival 2010 - Youth Jury Prize, Marco Amenta
  • Bastia Italian Film Festival 2010 Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Marco Amenta
  • David di Donatello Awards 2009 David Award Nominee - Best New Director, Marco Amenta
  • David di Donatello Awards 2009 David of the Youth Award Nominee - Marco Amenta
  • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2009 Silver Ribbon Award Nominee - Best New Director, Marco Amenta

Cast & Crew

Cast

Rita Mancuso: Veronica D’Agostino
Prosecutor: Gerard Jugnot
Don Michele Mancuso: Marcello Mazzarella
Rosa Mancuso: Lucia Sardo
Don Salvo Rimi: Mario Pupella
Vito: Francesco Casisa
Carmelo Mancuso: Camelo Galati
Maresciallo Campisi: Lollo Franco
Young Rita: Miriana Faja
Young Vito: Lorenzo Rosone
Lorenzo: Primo Reggiani
Maresciallo Bruni: Paolo Briguglia
Tano: Roberto Bonura

Crew

Director: Marco Amenta
Screenplay: Marco Amenta, Sergio Donati, and Gianni Romoli
Producers: Simonetta Amenta, Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli, Raphael Berdugo, and Marco Amenta
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Mirco Garrone
Casting: Pino Pellegrino
Production Designer: Marcello Di Carlo
Costume: Cristina Francioni
Sound: Mario Iaquone
Music: Pasquale Catalano

Technical Info

Production Year: 2008
Release Date: 08/04/10
Countries of Production: Italy
Languages: Italian
Running Time: 1h 50m
Screen Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Rating: Unrated

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Bastia Italian Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award, Marco Amenta
  • Winner! Bastia Italian Film Festival 2010 - Youth Jury Prize, Marco Amenta
  • Bastia Italian Film Festival 2010 Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Marco Amenta
  • David di Donatello Awards 2009 David Award Nominee - Best New Director, Marco Amenta
  • David di Donatello Awards 2009 David of the Youth Award Nominee - Marco Amenta
  • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2009 Silver Ribbon Award Nominee - Best New Director, Marco Amenta

Reactions

"Fascinating, thrilling and nail-biting." - Washington City Paper

Detailed Film Info

In line with the recent wave of acclaimed mob dramas from Italy such as Gomorrah and the Oscar® Nominated Il Divo, The Sicilian Girl recounts the true crime story of mafia daughter Rita Atria, who took her life into her hands to break the code of silence and testify against "The Family" in 1991. After the gangland assassinations of her father and brother, 17-year-old Rita (Veronica D'Agostino) takes it upon herself to avenge their murders. Forming an unlikely alliance with an anti-mafia judge (Gérard Jugnot), Rita charts the thin line between justice and revenge as she begins to expose the dark secrets of an enshrouded world. However, she soon finds the side of law and order to be a lonely place which puts her conviction to the test— and her life on the line.

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