but out of temptation and desperation The Sicilian Girl produced by Marco

But out of temptation and desperation the sicilian

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but out of temptation and desperationThe Sicilian Girl (produced by Marco Amenta in 2008)Marco Amentafocuses on topic of organized crime (especially in the mafia) by showing a truestory that describes the life of a teenage girl who in the early 90’s broke awayfrom Mafia → decides to cooperate w/ justicesSetting: modern day (1960-1990s) small town in Sicily Cast:Rita(the daughter and main girl)had dreams/family/friends but she found herself facing anincredibly difficult choice as a young girl → to fight the Mafia withoutfighting her father Her family - mom, dad (Mafia boss), brother Anti-Mafia Prosecutor Themes:Family HonorFamily can refer to both family of origin + Mafia family (stronger) but in thiscase, family of origin = family of Mafia He loves/protects Rita → last scene is where he goes to Rome to go marry Rita but the price is that Rita has to go into a different family (she comes from a family of Mafia)Rita’s family honor lies with her family and the mafia family she comes fromShe ruined her family’s honor in order to make justicewhen she goes to trial she faces whether to dishonor her family and thefamily of the mafia to break away she must abandon her family origin and recognize that shemust see the wrong her family has done (how her father raped a womanand was a horrible mafia man) This is difficult for rita because it is about her father whom she was closeto Mother is very upset + crying because she feels that Rita has broken thecode of honor to be free from the mafia family; mom warns her that she'llnever be free. The South(rural, poor, uneducated)
People relied a lot on their families (family first)→ if there is a problemwithin the community, you don't go to the authorities, you go tothe protector of the village (Rita’s father who is respected byeveryone) -long time tradition in terms of protecting the familyPeople in the South do not trust the authorities → lack offundamental resourcesMafia CultureDon Salvo had Rita’s father and brother killed because it is business, not honorRita’s father did not want to get into drugs and arm sales but Don Salvo wantedhim to so he killed himConflict between staying local and keep being mafia bosses who protectfamilies or go to big urban cities and dealing with crimes and illegal thingsSense of responsibility that rita takes upon her acting out →mother is very afraid that it will reflect on their family Rita’s relationships with her mom can be seen as mafia cultureWhen Rita's father is killed, no one speaks about it (“omenta”- classic scene ofhow roote this principle is among the Sicilians) They kill the boss of their city and they close everything and pretendnothing has happened People do not have choices/opportunities but they need to survive so they join theMafia family (esp. if they are already in the Mafia family)Justice Rita wants justice for whoever killed her brother and father

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