Salvatore Giuliano (film)
Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi is an Italian film director. He is the father of actress Carolina Rosi.-Biography:After studying Law, but hoping to study film, Rosi entered the industry as an assistant to Luchino Visconti on La Terra trema...

. Shot in a neo-realist
Italian neorealism
Italian neorealism is a style of film characterized by stories set amongst the poor and working class, filmed on location, frequently using nonprofessional actors...

 documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Giuliano
Salvatore Giuliano
Salvatore Giuliano was a Sicilian peasant. It has been suggested that the subjugated social status of his class led him to become a bandit and separatist. He was mythologised during his life and after his death...

. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film and appears most notably as a corpse.


Derek Malcolm
Derek Malcolm
Derek Malcolm is a British film critic and historian.Malcolm was educated at Eton College and Oxford University. He worked for several decades as a film critic for The Guardian, having previously been an amateur jockey and the paper's first horse racing correspondent. In 1977, he was a member of...

 called it "almost certainly the best film about the social and political forces that have shaped [Sicily,] that benighted island." Gino Moliterno argued that "Rosi's highly original strategy in this landmark film is to aim at neither an "objective" journalistic documentary nor a fictional recreation but to employ as wide a range of disparate formal and stylistic elements as necessary to conduct a committed search for the truth that becomes, in a sense, its own narrative."

David Gurevich
David Gurevich
David Gurevich is an American playwright and novelist of Russian origin.David Gurevich was born as Vyacheslav Gurevich in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1951. His father was an Air Force pilot and his mother a doctor. He was one of a few Jewish students on the Interpreter department of the Moscow Institute of...

 said that "Rosi marries the neo-realist, black-and-white, populist aesthetic to the mad media circus of La Dolce Vita, tosses in some minimalist alienation from Antonioni, makes the film jump back and forth in time without any markers (so that you realize you're back in the present only a few minutes after you're already in a sequence), and makes his despair so infectious that we would probably be disappointed to know the truth." Terrence Rafferty
Terrence Rafferty
Terrence Rafferty is a film critic, notably serving a regular post at The New Yorker during the 1990s. His writing has also appeared in Slate, The Atlantic Monthly, The Village Voice, The Nation, and The New York Times...

 noted that "Salvatore Giuliano manages to sustain an almost impossible balance of immediacy and reflection: it's such an exciting piece of filmmaking that you might not realize until the end that its dominant tone is contemplative, even melancholy."

Credited cast

  • Salvo Randone
    Salvo Randone
    Salvatore "Salvo" Randone was an Italian theatrical and film actor. He appeared in 45 films between 1943 and 1977.He was married to the actress Neda Naldi-Selected filmography:...

     as President of Viterbo Assize Court
  • Frank Wolff
    Frank Wolff (actor)
    Walter Frank Hermann Wolff was a versatile American actor whose prolific movie career began with roles in five 1958-61 Roger Corman productions and ended a decade later in Rome, after scores of appearances in European-made films, most of which were lensed in Italy.- Early life :A native of San...

     as Gaspare Pisciotta
  • Director Francesco Rosi narrated in the Italian version.
  • The rest of the cast were non-professional locals.


  • Director: Francesco Rosi
  • Writing credits:
    • Suso Cecchi d'Amico
    • Enzo Provenzale
    • Franceso Rosi
    • Franco Solinas
  • Producer: Franco Cristaldi


  • Silver Bear for Best Director
    Silver Bear for Best Director
    The Silver Bear for Best Director is the Berlin International Film Festival's award for best achievement in direction.-Awards:-Repeated winners:*Mario Monicelli *Satyajit Ray *Carlos Saura -External links:*...

    , 1962
    12th Berlin International Film Festival
    The 12th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from June 22 to July 3, 1962.-Jury:* King Vidor * André Michel* Emeric Pressburger* Hideo Kikumori* Dolores del Río* Jurgen Schildt* Max Gammeter* Günther Stapenhorst* Bruno E...

  • Silver Ribbon Award for Best Cinematography, 1963
  • Silver Ribbon Award for Best Director, 1963
  • Silver Ribbon Award for Best Score, 1963

See also

  • The Sicilian
    The Sicilian
    The Sicilian is a novel by Italian-American author Mario Puzo. Published in 1984 by Random House Publishing Group , it is based on Puzo's most famous work, The Godfather. It is regarded as The Godfathers literary sequel....

    , a novel by Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    Mario Gianluigi Puzo was an American author and screenwriter, known for his novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather , which he later co-adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola...

  • The Sicilian (film)
    The Sicilian (film)
    The Sicilian is a 1987 action film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo. It was directed by Michael Cimino and stars Christopher Lambert, Joss Ackland and Terence Stamp.-Plot:...

    , based on the novel, directed by Michael Cimino
    Michael Cimino
    Michael Cimino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and author. He is best known for writing and directing Academy Award-winning The Deer Hunter and the infamous Heaven's Gate. His films are characterized by their striking visual style and controversial subject...

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