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The Sweet and the Bitter (Il Dolce e l'Amaro)

Dir: Andrea Porporati Italy 2007. 99 mins.The Italian Mafia film comes of age with The Sweet and the Bitter, a Sicilian Goodfellas that offers a refreshingly unheroic, sometimes darkly comic take on the grubby reality behind the rituals and myths of Cosa Nostra. Like another recent title, Stefano Incerti's L'Uomo di Vetro, the film explores the Mafia from the inside, through the story of a young and intitally enthusiastic footsoldier of the ...

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