(Alberto Lattuada, 1962). This nearly forgotten feature, directed by neorealist pioneer Alberto Lattuada, opens with Alberto Sordi’s proud efficiency expert striding through a huge Milan factory. Modern times become more feudal once he returns to native Sicily for a vacation en famille. Sordi’s adult persona disintegrates; he finds himself in thrall to the local don and, in a hilariously shocking turn of events, shipped out to New Jersey. Mafioso is as much an essay on the power of fascism as on that of the cosa... More >>>