Hospitalized after the shooting, Biagio Schiro is recovering from his injuries. Toto Riina, sentenced to life imprisonment, but hopes the sentence gets revoked in the high court. A new judge is going...
Biagio Schiro and Commissioner Boris Giuliano are en route to the airport of Palermo to intercept the French chemists who arrived to teach their counterpart clan Bontade how to cut the drugs. At the ...
Biagio and Teresa, now married, just had a baby (Antonio). Meanwhile, Riina is in Palermo with his companions in the offices of Michael Cavataio disguised as soldiers of the Guardia di Finanza. The ...
A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress ... See full summary »
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Solo (Mafia Undercover) stars Marco Bocci as Marco Pagani. Marco is an undercover cop code named Solo who has infiltrated the Italian Mafia in Rome. By twice saving Bruno Corona (Peppino ... See full summary »
Salvatore 'Totò' Riina: son of a farmer from Corleone, who at the age of 52 became the absolute ruler of the Sicilian mafia. Giovanni Falcone: the judge who initiates the first trial of the... See full summary »
Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played by Palermo-born actor, Claudio Gioè, and the series was directed by Alexis Sweet and Enzo Monteleone. The film is inspired from the eponymous book-inquiry of Giuseppe D'Avanzo and Attilio Bolzoni.
I am a Sicilian and I also happen to know quite well all the characters represented, apart from Schiro' which is the only fictional one. I am amazed at the way Sicily and the Sicilians are portrayed: so accurate. The dialogues, the accents, the tics, the looks in their eyes are incredibly real. A lot of the actors are not Sicilians yet they manage to capture the essence of the culture of the island. Never during the series does anyone speaks in a less than perfect Sicilian (with a Palermo accent even). The Sicilian dialogues in the Godfather are ridiculous... But apart from this, the series manages to show how it is possible that someone after all so ignorant like Riina becomes so powerful, because he's very smart and clever, and uses his own code of communication in which he's very articulate. The mixture between reality and fiction never comes to the detriment of one or the other, it's a perfectly fine balance. I appreciate that Sicily is not abused in the photography, the background is never too idyllic or too crude. A real masterpiece!
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