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Lo zio di Brooklyn (1995)

Grotesque... Depressing... Comic.... Absurd..... Every word seems useless to describe this movie. An incredible catalogue of charachters, mostly played by non professional actors or ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Salvatore Gattuso Salvatore Gattuso ... Zio di Brooklyn
Pippo Agusta Pippo Agusta ... Don Masino
Salvatore Schiera Salvatore Schiera ... Gaetano Gemelli
Gaspare Marchione Gaspare Marchione ... Toto Gemelli
Natale Lauria Natale Lauria ... Iachino Gemelli
Rosario Carollo Rosario Carollo ... Ciccio Gemelli
Pietro Rizzo Pietro Rizzo ... Sarino
Francesco Arnao Francesco Arnao ... San Polifemo
Antonino Bruno Antonino Bruno ... Il Mago Zoras
Luigi Cinà Luigi Cinà ... Paliddu
Bruno Di Benedetto Bruno Di Benedetto ... La Nana
Salvatore Farina Salvatore Farina ... Madre del mago Zoras
Umberto Florulli Umberto Florulli ... Cantante
Pietro Giordano Pietro Giordano ... Vendicatore
Giovanni Gucciardi Giovanni Gucciardi ... Custode cinema
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Grotesque... Depressing... Comic.... Absurd..... Every word seems useless to describe this movie. An incredible catalogue of charachters, mostly played by non professional actors or inhabitantants of Palermo slums, Sicily. A history of Mafia murders takes places in a post-atomic scenario (brilliantly represented by the ZEN popular quarters of Palermo), where dogs have taken control of the streets. Funeral marches, singers, dwarfs, just a few female charachters in the plot, but played only by male actors. A flop at cinemas, but it could not have been different. A masterpiece of photography. Perfect location. Not a single word, image, or act is out of place. A masterpiece.

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Country:

Italy

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Sicilian | Italian

Release Date:

13 October 1995 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Uncle from Brooklyn See more »

Filming Locations:

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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References Bicycle Thieves (1948) See more »

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Curtiello cu curtiello
by Fiorini and Di Domenico
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Wonderful, looks like Louis Bunuel movies
9 October 1998 | by zerotheheroSee all my reviews

At least a brave director getting into the surrealist world with this interesting and intelligent movie. It looks like sometimes the first movies from Louis Bunuel (L'Age d'Or, Un chien andalu).


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