The Sicilian Girl

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    The Sicilian Girl

    La siciliana ribelle

    Directed by

    Italy

    2009

    110 min

    • Italian

    Crime, Drama

    THE SICILIAN GIRL recounts the true crime story of mafia daughter Rita Atria, who took her life into her hands to break the code of silence and testify against "The Family" in 1991. After the gangland assassinations of her father and brother, 17-year-old Rita (Veronica D'Agostino) takes it upon herself to avenge their murders. Forming an unlikely alliance with an anti-mafia judge (Gérard Jugnot), Rita charts the thin line between justice and revenge as she begins to expose the dark secrets of an enshrouded world. However, she soon finds the side of law and order to be a lonely place which puts her conviction to the test— and her life on the line.

    Awards

    • Audience Award, Youth Jury Prize - Bastia Italian FF

    Credits

    Cast
    Veronica D'Agostino
    Gérard Jugnot
    Francesco Casisa
    Marcello Mazzarella
    Mario Pupella
    Paolo Briguglia
    Screenplay
    Marco Amenta
    Sergio Donati
    and Gianni Romoli
    Cinematography
    Luca Bigazzi
    Editing
    Mirco Garrone
    Music
    Pasquale Catalano
    Production
    EUROFILM S.R.L.

    Press

    Fascinating, thrilling and nail-biting.

    Jonathan L. Fischer , Washington City Paper

    Marco Amenta

    Marco Amenta

    Italy

    Sicilian-born Marco Amenta moved to Paris in 1992, where he obtained the Degree in Cinematography from the University Paris 8. He also worked for agencies and magazines, and made several short films. In 1995 he produced and directed the documentary film DIARY OF A SICILIAN REBEL, official selection (out of competition) at the Bienale. The film won 21 international awards. In 2004 he wrote and directed the documentary THE LAST GODFATHER, an Italo-French coproduction, with Mediterranean Films and ARTE France, sold to television in Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and many other countries.