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Excellent Cadavers
Excellent Cadavers
Actors: Alexander Stille, Letizia Battaglia, Marco Turco
Director: Marco Turco
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 32min

Excellent Cadavers is a documentary about the real Mafia: not the comical hoods of the Sopranos or the tragic warriors of The Godfather, but the historic, violent Sicillian gang that has flourished in Italy and the U.S. fo...  more »

     
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Actors: Alexander Stille, Letizia Battaglia, Marco Turco
Director: Marco Turco
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Crime & Conspiracy
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/19/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Informed and informative
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 03/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Excellent Cadavers" is how the bodies of Mafia-assassinated prosecutors, judges, and other members of Italian and Sicilian society were referred to when the judicial killings began in the 1970s. Based upon the book by Italian-American author Alexander Stille and drawing upon the work of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia, this superbly produced and presented 92 minute documentary chronicles the efforts of two courageous Italian prosecutors whose work in the 1980s to expose and imprison the leadership and the membership of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra ultimately led to the 'Maxi-Trials' held in Palermo in a heavily-protected underground bunker the size of a football filed where hundreds of Mafia defendants, ranging from street soldiers to Dons, were tried and convicted. "Excellent Cadavers" is an informed and informative, making it 'must viewing' for academicians, criminologists, and the general public with an interest in organized crime generally, and the Sicilian Cosa Nostra in particular."