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By the time we are introduced to Giovanni Falcone (Chazz Palminteri) and Paolo Barsellino (Andy Lutto), they have lost fellow judges and magistrates to mob hits. When Falcone's investigation begins to turn up the heat under a few Sicilian Mafia kingpins, the very government office where he is employed confiscates the files containing his research--ironically claiming that they are needed for the investigation in the the most recent Mafia assassination of his fellow judge and friend.
The tentacles of the Mafia have reached into every stratum of Sicilian society by the time this movie begins. The mob controls literally everything. As the character Tommasso Buscetta (F. Murray Abraham) explains to Falcone when they meet, that's why Sicily had highways that went nowhere, dams without water, seaports without ships. If ever the taxpayers were being robbed to support organized crime, the people of Italy and Sicily were at this time and had been for much longer.
Opposing the Mafia in Sicily in the 1980's meant either political death from corrupt politicos or physical death from the mob, which makes it all the more amazing that so many brave men were willing to try their best and give their lives for their countrymen.Read more ›
Shortcomings aside, Excellent Cadavers is an important movie. It chronicles the everyday heroism of the judges who one by one were assassinated, with soul-numbing regularity, by the mafia (in collusion with shadowy political supporters) to stymie the Italian government's investigations into organized crime.
Given that Hollywood and the American movie-going public seem inexplicably addicted to mafia-glorifying garbage, like The Godfather, you probably won't see any other film that brings you close to the human realities of the real war against the mafia. For that reason, this film should be required viewing.
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Can't watch it. My fault. Couldn't be bothered returning it! American video systemPublished 22 months ago by G T. Lyons HONS
I truly enjoyed this story even though there was such great tradegy and loss through the violence of organized crime in Sicily. The legacy lives on with these courageous persons. Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by Linda MacDonald
Not bad. It definately gave me a lot to write about for my Mafia class.Published on February 20, 2006 by John
Quisiera ver otras películas del mismo tema, sobre la lucha contra la mafia en Italia. Necesito que me envien toda la información en español. Read morePublished on September 21, 2005 by Jose Neyra Flores
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