a feature film by Francesco Rosi (Hands Over the City, Lucky Luciano, The Mattei Affair, Christ Stopped at Eboli)
with Salvo Randone (Hands Over the City, Fellini Satyricon), Frank Wolff (Once Upon a Time in the West, America America)
In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to do their fighting, and the days leading up to and following Giuliano's death. After Sicily's self-rule is declared, will the outlaws be pardoned as promised? And why does Giuliano order his gang to fire on a peaceful May Day rally? Police, Carabinieri, and Mafia have their uses for him. There's a trial after his death: will the truth come out or does the code of silence help protect those in power?
In this film, having shed much of his neorealistic involvement based on large ideological conflicts, Rossellini shifts his emphasis to the spiritual aspects of man by offering us a rather Catholic existentialism.
Best Actress and International Award at Venice Film Festival
Italy - 1962, 123', available in Full HD
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Produced by Lux Film and Vides Cinematografica