Excellent Cadavers

Overview

Take a revealing look at the infamous, 1980s-era Maxi-Trials that took place in Palermo, Italy in this chronicle of the Italian Mafia based on the book by author Alexander Stille and featuring the shocking photography of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia. In the beginning the Cosa Nostra only killed their own, but at the dawn of the seventies the notorious criminal organization also began targeting prosecutors, judges, and anyone else who dared to question their violent ways. Now true crime fans can take...
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Overview

Take a revealing look at the infamous, 1980s-era Maxi-Trials that took place in Palermo, Italy in this chronicle of the Italian Mafia based on the book by author Alexander Stille and featuring the shocking photography of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia. In the beginning the Cosa Nostra only killed their own, but at the dawn of the seventies the notorious criminal organization also began targeting prosecutors, judges, and anyone else who dared to question their violent ways. Now true crime fans can take an in-depth look at the efforts of fearless prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in delivering justice to hundreds of powerful offenders as filmmakers detail the trials that took place in a heavily guarded underground bunker the size of a football field in the mid-1980s. Compelling photos and detailed interviews with both Falcone and Borsellino (both of whom were assassinated in 1992 bombings), paint a frightful portrait of the post-World War II relationship between the mafia and Italian politicians. The title Excellent Cadavers is derived from a quote by Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia who was refering to the powerful figures who were targeted and killed by one of the most resourceful criminal organizations ever.
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Special Features

Photo gallery; Biographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2008
  • UPC: 720229913065
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 72,078

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alexander Stille Participant
Letizia Battaglia Participant
Guiseppe Ayala Participant
Giuseppe DiLello Participant
Leonardo Guarnotta Participant
Ignazio DeFrancisci Participant
Antonio Ingroia Participant
Francesco LoVoi Participant
Technical Credits
Marco Turco Director, Screenwriter
Enzo Carpineta Cinematographer
Alessio Costantino Sound/Sound Designer
Vania DelBorgo Producer, Screenwriter
Luca M. Gazzolo Editor
Franco Lecca Cinematographer
Andrea Pandolfo Score Composer
Alexander Stille Screenwriter
Marco Visalberghi Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Excellent Cadavers
1. The End of Something [7:28]
2. Investigations Entwined [7:37]
3. A Crucial Nexus [6:03]
4. Unprecedented Phenomenon [15:02]
5. The Maxi Trial [12:17]
6. Verdict's Outcome [4:16]
7. Shift in Power [7:54]
8. A New Assault [6:23]
9. Spectacular Assassination [7:11]
10. It's All Over [6:23]
11. Tragic Cycle [9:16]
12. Credits [1:35]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Excellent Cadavers
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Biographies
      Photo Gallery
      Trailer Gallery
         War Photographer
         The Unknown Soilder
         The Devil's Miner
         Cocalero
         For the Bible Tells Me So
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