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This edition: Salvatore Giuliano

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Episode Details

(1962/Italy, 125 min., b&w, drama, in Italian with English subtitles) Dir.: Francesco Rosi. Cast: Salvo Randone, Frank Wolff. On July 5, 1950, the discovery of Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano's bullet-riddled corpse brings local and international press upon the scene, hoping to crack open the true story behind the death of Italy's most wanted criminal and celebrated hero. Filming in the exact locations and enlisting a cast of native Sicilians once impacted by the real Giuliano, director Francesco Rosi harnessed the facts and myths surrounding the true story of the bandit's death to create a startling expose of Sicily and the tangled relations between its citizens, the Mafia, and government officials.

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Gaetana Marrone Princeton University