Salvatore Giuliano Movie Review Summary

Actors: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone

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Based on the life of this Sicilian hero, SALVATORE GIULIANO is a movie cowritten and directed by Francesco Rosi in 1961. Rosi won the 1962 Silver Bear at Berlin for this film.
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At the end of WWII, Sicily wanted to split off from Italy. The members of the Sicilian separatist party asked the outlaw Salvatore Giuliano to start a guerrilla warfare against the Italian interests on the island. Giuliano and his little army, coming from a very poor part of the island, will kill dozens of policemen. Even the Italian army, sent into the Sicilians cliffs, couldn't find him.

After a few years, the politicians didn't need Giuliano, so he organized kidnappings for a living. But soon, the politicians, the army, the police forces and the "Honorable Society" (the Mafia) decide to unite in order to get rid of the bandit.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals on the run Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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