The Uncle from Brooklyn

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

This deliriously weird first feature from Daniele Ciprì and Franco Maresco starts with the removal of a glass eye and the casual fucking (for money) of a donkey. It continues along a likewise coarse path as it charts the relationship between a boorish Palermo family and the local mafiosi. It's got great visual gags, and endless farting, belching, gluttony, mother-fixation and masturbation. All the roles (including the mothers) are played by unattractive men. There are unexpected musical and Brechtian interludes, and allusions to various films including Bicycle Thieves. It's a little protracted, and the touch of the Fellinis at the end is regrettable, but otherwise it's a gloriously bawdy black comedy which gives a whole new meaning to the term 'cosa nostra'.

By: GA


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco
Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco
Pippo Augusta
Francesco Arnao
Antonio Bruno
Rosario Carollo
Luigi Cina
Bruno Di Benedetto
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Angelo Prollo
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