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Origins of the Mafia : secrecy, unity and the oath of silence

Author: Enzo MuziiA A SundriBrando GiordaniDavid W RintelsGiandomenico GiagniAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 5-part drama journeys back more than 400 years to 16th-century Sicily, where the small Italian island has fallen victim to corruption, intimidation, extortion, and brutality, all at the hands of the ruthless Gramignano family. The series then follows the development of succeeding Sicilian Mafiosos, illustrating the limitless power wielded by these fearsome and powerful men, and revealing the merciless  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Crime on television
Television programs
Historical reenactments
Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Crime
Gangster
Historical
Documentary
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Enzo Muzii; A A Sundri; Brando Giordani; David W Rintels; Giandomenico Giagni; Richard Johnson; Joseph Cotten; Lee J Cobb; Edward Albert; Resolutions Productions (Firm); Radiotelevisione italiana.; Incorporated Television Company.; Granada Media (Firm); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767094379 9780767094375
OCLC Number: 84544155
Notes: Originally broadcast on television in 1976.
" ... filmed entirely on-location in Italy ..."
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Lee J. Cobb, Edward Albert.
Performer(s): Narrator, Richard Johnson.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 260 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Responsibility: Resolution Productions ; RAI/ITC Incorporated Television Company ; Granada International Media Limited ; director, Enzo Muzii ; written by A.A. Sundri, Brando Giordani, Enzo Muzii, David W. Rintels, Gian Domenico Giagni.

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This 5-part drama journeys back more than 400 years to 16th-century Sicily, where the small Italian island has fallen victim to corruption, intimidation, extortion, and brutality, all at the hands of the ruthless Gramignano family. The series then follows the development of succeeding Sicilian Mafiosos, illustrating the limitless power wielded by these fearsome and powerful men, and revealing the merciless atrocities which were carried out on any and all who dared to stand in their way.

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