The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be (2019)

  • Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
  • 1h 45m
  • Italy

The latest from Franco Maresco (Belluscone: A Sicilian Story, 2014) takes as its point of departure the 25th anniversary of the assassination of anti-Mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino during the Capaci and Via D’Amelio bombings, hitting the pavement in Palermo to see what its residents think of the two martyred magistrates. This investigation soon spins out into an often satirical yet dogged examination of popular complacency over the Cosa Nostra’s enduring hold on some part of the national psyche. Maresco may ridicule many of his on-screen subjects, yet _The Mafia Is No Longer_… is less of a prank than an earnest and fierce lament, a wild yet complex provocation.


Franco Maresco





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