DirectorFrancesco Rosi Music directorPiero Piccioni CountryItaly
Release date1962 WriterSuso Cecchi DAmico, Enzo Provenzale, Francesco Rosi, Franco Solinas CastPietro Cammarata (Salvatore Giuliano), Salvo Randone (President of Viterbo Assize Court), Frank Wolff (Gaspare Pisciotta), Sennuccio Benelli (Reporter) ScreenplayFrancesco Rosi, Suso Cecchi dAmico, Enzo Provenzale, Franco Solinas Similar moviesRelated Francesco Rosi movies
Salvatore giuliano full movie
Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film and appears most notably as a corpse.
Derek Malcolm 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 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 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."
Director Martin Scorsese listed Salvatore Giuliano as one of his twelve favorite films of all time.
Salvo Randone as President of Viterbo Assize Court
Frank Wolff as Gaspare Pisciotta
Director Francesco Rosi provided narration in the Italian version.
Most of the other cast members were non-professional locals.
Known uncredited cast members:
Pietro Cammarata as Salvatore Giuliano
Sennuccio Benelli as Reporter
Giuseppe Calandra as Minor Official
Max Cartier as Francesco
Fernando Cicero as Bandit
Bruno Ukmar as Spy
Cosimo Torino as Frank Mannino
Federico Zardi as Pisciotta’s Defense Counsel
The Citizens of Castelvetrano, Montelepre, and Palermo, Sicily as Themselves