“Pif” (Pierfrancesco DIliberto) proved himself much more than a TV star when his first film, La Mafia Uccide Solo D’Estate (The Mafia Only Kills In The Summer).
In this year’s Best European Comedy, young Arturo (Pif as a child), hears the adults talking and knows that something’s going on, but he’s decided that Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti’s got it covered and there’s nothing to worry about. After all, none of the adults seem particularly concerned and “it’s winter, and the Mafia only kills people in the summer”.
If this is just the story that adults tell their children to ease their fears, they seem to (at least want to) believe it too, along with other fantasies about the Mafia and Prime Minister Andreotti. It’s easier and safer to believe that danger is Naples’ problem, not theirs.
Also starring Cristiana Capotondi, this is one for Americans to make sure to see if they get the chance.