7.1/10
294
3 user 3 critic

Il ritorno di Cagliostro (2003)

In the Sicily of the late 1940s, two brother sculptors, tired of selling madonnas to the local churches, finally realize their dream, and set up a Sicilian production company, thanks to the... See full summary »

Writers:

Daniele Ciprì (story), Franco Maresco (story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Franco Maresco
Stars: Ciccio Mira, Pino Maniaci, Salvatore De Castro
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

On the 25th anniversary of Capaci and via D'Amelio bombings, Franco Maresco wonders what's left of their ideals and struggles in contemporary Sicily, dwelling on its relationship with the Mafia.

Director: Franco Maresco
Stars: Letizia Battaglia, Ciccio Mira, Margherita Mannino
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The film has three stories. First is about local village idiot Paletta, who can not afford the services of a whore and so steals a locket from a holy shrine belonging to local mafia don. ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco
Stars: Marcello Miranda, Carlo Giordano, Pietro Arciadiacono
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco
Stars: Salvatore Gattuso, Pippo Agusta, Salvatore Schiera
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Franco Maresco
Stars: Franco Scaldati, Roberto Andò, Letizia Battaglia
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Franco Maresco
Stars: Tony Scott, Tonny Arco, Fran Attaway
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The movie on the career of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, from the debut until the death of both. It's composed of selected passages from movies and varieties, and interviews to ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco
Stars: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Giulio Andreotti
Inkubus (2011)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

This movie tells the story of a skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon to be demolished police station. The night takes a gruesome turn when the demon, Inkubus, calmly walks into ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Ciano
Stars: Robert Englund, William Forsythe, Joey Fatone
La buca (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Veteran ambulance chaser Oscar gets 'bitten' by a dog and decides to make some cash by suing its owner. However, this turns out to be Armando, a penniless man just released from jail after ... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Ciprì
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Rocco Papaleo, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Cinico TV (TV Series 1992)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Pietro Giordano, Francesco Tirone, Marcello Miranda
Crash (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco
Stars: Salvatore Bonafede, Ian Carr, Jeanne de Mirbeck
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luigi Maria Burruano Luigi Maria Burruano ... Carmelo La Marca
Franco Scaldati Franco Scaldati ... Salvatore La Marca
Pietro Giordano Pietro Giordano ... Cardinal Sucato / Pino Grisanti
Davide Marotta Davide Marotta ... Dwarf
Mauro Spitaleri Mauro Spitaleri ... Baron
Franco Vito Gaiezza Franco Vito Gaiezza ... Vincent Cusumano
Gino Carista Gino Carista
Giacomo Civiletti Giacomo Civiletti ... Onorevole Porcaro
Robert Englund ... Erroll Douglas
Toni Bruno Toni Bruno
Carlo Giordano Carlo Giordano
Giuseppe Pepe Giuseppe Pepe
Fortunato Cirrincione Fortunato Cirrincione
Tatti Sanguineti ... Himself
Gregorio Napoli Gregorio Napoli ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

In the Sicily of the late 1940s, two brother sculptors, tired of selling madonnas to the local churches, finally realize their dream, and set up a Sicilian production company, thanks to the help of a local bishop. They start producing one box-office failure Z-movie after the other, all with terribly bad local non-pros as actors. Covered in debts, they finally have their great chance, when a local nobleman obsessed by magic decides to invest all his wealth in the making of a movie about Cagliostro, just one year after Orson Welles' Black Magic (1949). They hire a famous American actor (Robert Englund) and start shooting "The Return of Cagliostro". Written by satanetto

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Sicilian | English | German

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Cagliostro See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,681
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofs Cinema Paradiso (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An experiment, with plenty of ideas and few coherence
23 March 2004 | by checcocinemaSee all my reviews

It is difficult to find innovative approaches to filming and directors who have the courage to explore new routes and who do not feel obliged to respond to the public. Cipri' and Maresco fortunately are not like this, and are convinced that cinema can be made without following the standard manual that you learn at a film school.

Their cinema cannot be described, but it is a new experience, where you are taken and transported together with incredible characters and an intense form of human passion.

It does not follow a coherent route, but imagination is the main vehicle of their cinema. Art is expression, not reproduction of standards, and these directors are walking in that direction.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed