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Run Time: 100 minutes
No sane Italian would intentionally cross a Mafia boss, which says a lot about the motley crew of would-be organic farmers in MAFIA & RED TOMATOES. Determined to work the land confiscated by the government from capo Nicola Sansone, a group of dreamers are undeterred by the fact that they don’t know how to farm. Unseen powers, orchestrated by Sansone from behind bars, stymie them at every turn. They enlist the help of the Anti-Mafia Board in the person of Filippo, a neurotic regulator. The curious co-op includes a gay designer, a kooky practitioner of holistic eco-biology, a wheelchair-bound athlete, and a Congolese immigrant. Filippo isn’t encouraged, but the Boss’s own farmer, a cynic named Cosimo, injects some know-how into the operation. Amidst the quarreling and the non-PC barbs, the co-op members find ways to cooperate, and they finally produce a harvest. But suddenly Sansone is back, and let’s just say he’s not pleased with the tomatoes. (In Italian with subtitles) – B.B.
Tower City Cinemas
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:15 PM
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:10 PM
"If I Were You" (2001), "Stork Day" (2004), "We Can Do That" (2008), "Whatsoeverly" (2011), "Tutto tutto niente niente" (2012), MAFIA & RED TOMATOES (2014)
Fabio Bonifacci, Giulio Manfredonia
Stefano Accorsi, Sergio Rubini, Maria Rosaria Russo, Iaia Forte, Nicola Rignanese