“La mafia uccide solo d’estate” è il titolo della nostra solita attività sociale del mese. Il film di PIF è stato piacevolmente accolto da tutti i nostri studenti. In questo articolo la nostra tirocinante Natalia ha scritto un piccolo articolo. Immergetevi nella lettura!
On Tuesday we watched a very famous Italian movie “La Mafia Uccide solo d’Estate” (“The Mafia Kills Only in the Summer”). It was displayed in Italian, with Italian subtitles which helped us in understanding. The plot of the film takes place in Palermo and it follows the story of the young Arturo Giammarresi, who wishes to become a journalist. Interesting is the fact that his birth coincides with the election of notorious Mafia-linked mayor Vito Ciancimino and a massacre arranged by legendary crime boss Salvatore Riina. What is more, Arturo develops a crush on his classmate – Flora and holds a bizarre obsession with seven-time Italian Prime Minister – Giulio Andreotti, whose long political career was overshadowed by allegations of Mafia ties. In general the film is highlighting the Mafia’s harmful influence over average Sicilians and this how blindness of the public allowed the Cosa Nostra to flourish until high-profile killings finally opened people’s eyes. The flesh of the story is fiction, but its bones are real. In the end, the movie is mostly a homage paid to the policemen and the magistrates who fought and gave their lives between the late 1970s and 1992, heroes of legality that were martyred in the attempt to dismantle the Sicilian Mafia. It is an interesting and clever comedy with powerful message that probably left many Italians nostalgic.