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Shooting the Mafia

Shooting the Mafia is a movie starring Letizia Battaglia. Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia spends her career documenting the life and crimes of the Mafia.

Other Titles
Fotografando a máfia, Letizia Battaglia - Shooting the Mafia, Ustrzelić mafię, La fotógrafa de la mafia, Medziojant mafija
Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Biography, Documentary
Kim Longinotto
Letizia Battaglia
Ireland, USA
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Sicilian Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first pointed her camera at a brutally slain victim. Documenting the Cosa Nostra's barbaric rule, she bore unflinching witness to their crimes. Her photographs, art, and bravery helped bring an end to a shocking reign of slaughter.

Comments about biography «Shooting the Mafia» (14)

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Melissa T.

Just wanted to take a few minutes to thank the many people who supported and participated in this documentary. Thank you to all who participated. It is a feeling that lasts with me. My son was in many of the shootings, and the families, and friends. And if it wasn't for them, I would have been completely unaware of what happened. This is why I want to thank everyone who helped and participated in this project. So many of you are my heroes. And thank you. The most important thing is to keep going. As the Lord said: "Let us leave all in the hands of the wicked and not worry about the righteous." A world of guns can kill us all. Thank you. I hope we can all be friends again. Thank you, Paul Giamatti. And this will be the last time we see you.

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Brenda White

This is the first time I have watched a movie with my Dad and he is into movies. He was always looking for some excuse to watch this movie on TV. So he did not get to see it until the day it came out on DVD. He loved this movie. He was so passionate about this movie. He never allowed me to watch it until this day. So I watched it today and I was amazed by the way that it just unfolds so beautifully. I had so much hope for this movie. But all I can say is that I think it was just perfect. This is such a fantastic film and I have to recommend it to everyone that is a fan of movies. The movie is just amazing and one of the best I have ever seen. Every scene is just so believable. The way that it was shot, it was just perfect. I have to admit that I did not think that this movie was that great at first, but it took me back to the days of my youth when movies were just like that. I never thought that they were all that good but I thought that this one was really great. I think that this is one of the best movies of all time. It is just like a fairy tale. You have to see it to believe it. But then again, it is just like a fairy tale. It's the kind of thing that you see in your dreams and you believe that it really happened. I really loved this movie and I am so glad that I watched it. It really changed my life for the better.

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For a hundred years, James J. Braddock, Sr. (the father of James J. Braddock, Jr.) and his brother owned and operated the family pig farm in rural New York state. James Jr. and his family have endured years of trouble with the law. His family was close to the mob, and even the Mafia had some families in their employ. But all went south after a mysterious man came to work for them, going by the name of James J. Braddock, Jr. The family was the source of a few thousand dollars of his family's business. But his family failed to give him a penny of any inheritance. It's been over 100 years, and the family has been left with nothing but the pigs and a small part of a tiny farm in rural New York. But he refused to give up on his dream. With the help of a farmer, Thomas E. Walker, and a lawyer, John Libby, the family started rebuilding. They moved into a beautiful new home in a middle class neighborhood in Queens. There, they planted thousands of trees and, most importantly, raised pigs that have been a part of their family ever since. The animals are the pride of the family, and the farm they now call home is the pride of the city of New York. James J. Braddock, Jr. is known to everyone for his love for the animals, and his passion for preserving their heritage. His son and daughter-in-law have grown to love the animals as well, and have a museum devoted to them. The farm, where they raised the pigs, is now owned by the city of New York. He is also trying to raise money to buy his family's farm. For all the trouble he has suffered, he still loves the animals, and has always hoped to bring them back to their former glory. He began collecting the animals' organs after World War I, and has continued to do so ever since. So, even if you don't agree with the family's past, you still owe your ancestors one favor, and that's to watch "The Hounds of Baskerville".

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Justin R.

This film was produced as part of an ongoing effort to document the decline of the Sicilian Mafia, and the "next generation" in the crime world. It was a labor of love by a talented and creative group of filmmakers, but its impact on their lives is clearly evident. The film is an indictment of the politics of organized crime in New York, and a coming-of-age story about three Italian-Americans in their early twenties, who are trying to break away from their forced dependence on their mob bosses. The question of whether the mob is corrupt or just the only way in which the Sicilian Mafia survives, is also touched on. They are able to escape the influence of their parents, who consider them to be completely incapable of doing anything but sleeping and eating. If we are to define the Mafia, this is the film that has the most impact on our lives. Without it, we would not have the ones that we have, the ones that we still have. I would argue that this is the way that we define our modern society. These are the movies that you need to see. "Sin City" is a graphic novel, with action and violence, and thus this film is essential to understand the nature of the industry. I saw the first "Sin City" at the age of 10, and it was a watershed moment for me, because it was an introduction to the world of violence. In the first half of the film, the director succeeds in showing us the effects of the violence in its most violent form. We see the scars on the bodies of a number of the young mobsters, and a bit of the gore that has become a signature for the Sicilian Mafia. However, this film never descends into graphic violence, but remains in line with the idea of the horror genre. The Director is also keen to show us the reactions of the mobsters themselves to the violence. In one scene, a young member of the mob asks a boy what he does for a living, and the boy replies that he is a hoodlum. The director questions the morality of the job of the mob, and questions the message that is conveyed to the boys that "go to jail, or go to the Mafia, if you know what's good for you". This film is in a way a cautionary tale for the film industry. This is not a film that glorifies violence. The violence is actually depicted in a very realistic manner, but it is also a warning for the young people who see this film, that if they start their careers in crime, they may end up with a lifetime of scars. I think that the director and the writers have created a much more realistic view of the mob than most portray it, and have made a film that has, if not a moral lesson for the entire cinema industry, a very important one for the Italian-American community.

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Just the other day I saw this amazing documentary on TV about the 1965-1966 time period. The story is interesting. But this was the first time that I have ever seen a documentary on a major movie in a theater. This is not only an informative film, but also a tribute to the artist and the storyteller. Great work!

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Scott T.

I don't understand the negative reviews. I watched this documentary about 8 times in one weekend and I still do not understand why the critics don't like it. I am the first one to admit that I don't get movies like this. But this film is just plain genius! It was very educational and interesting. You could watch this film anytime. I am also very disappointed with the critics of Hollywood and I hope this is not the same as the Hollywood critics. To sum it all up, this movie is really a must see.

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Although it was a wonderful show for the time it should be appreciated for what it was - a definitive look at the investigations into the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It's rare to have a film like this with some sort of explanation for the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. Instead the film goes into the back ground of how the conspiracy theories came into being and some of the tactics used by both the Mafia and the Secret Service. But it doesn't shy away from the fact that both the FBI and CIA are aware of the plot and don't know if it's going to work or not. The plot itself was just a catalyst for the investigations. I have never been a big fan of conspiracy theories but the film did a great job of showing how things went down. It's never a huge fan of conspiracy theories but this film is filled with them and it's interesting to see how people react to the conspiracy theories and the execution of the investigation into the conspiracy. I was never a big fan of the film and thought it could have been a little longer but if you are a conspiracy buff this film is a must see.

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Tyler Schmidt

The movie is not about Bob's life. It's about the "Mafia". In the early 90's there were thousands of people on both sides of the law in the USA. The Mafia is a totally separate group of people, yet they control millions of dollars in crime and the system is filled with other people who are supposed to be above the law. The fact that Robert DeNiro is able to shoot for Robert DeNiro, because he is in the business of shooting people, is nothing new. It is one of the many ways that the Mafia controls the system. When the movie began, I thought that it was going to be a typical documentary with no dialogue. It was only then I realized that the movie is not about Robert DeNiro, it is about the "Mafia". I think that Bob is a wonderful human being and I hope that he is able to find peace and happiness in his life.

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Ethan Knight

I had the opportunity to watch this movie and was completely amazed by it. First, I want to say that I loved this movie, but it was quite difficult for me to watch the last half of the movie without feeling as though I was just going through the motions. I felt that the first hour of the movie would've been just as good if it was edited down and cut in half. The first hour of this movie has great direction, great acting, and great story. It's also very engaging. I think the problem I had with the movie is the pacing. It's too slow. I have to say that there are parts of the movie that will have you on the edge of your seat, but the slow pace just detracted from the whole experience. The beginning of the movie is very slow, and by the time the movie gets to the point where the movie cuts to Jack and Ed, you're already a little too far into the movie to care about the time it takes to get to the point. If I'm to nitpick, I would say that it's not an easy story to tell. The ending is disappointing. It feels like they rushed the ending. Overall, this movie is a true story. I was amazed by how good it was, and by how far they've come since the events in the movie. I highly recommend it, and I hope that you will be as inspired as I was.

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Good Guy Steven Seagal is a highly eccentric character. This is an important part of his charm that is also unique and cool. This documentary film tells the story of a man who is good at what he does, and is a man who keeps his actions within the law. Seagal was a cop in the small town of Lehi in the 90's, and like any normal guy he was forced to do odd jobs. He shot the occasional mafia hitman or gangster in the area, but for the most part his life was a workaholic. He had a beautiful wife, and two beautiful children. In the 90's, he met a woman who would later become his wife. She was a small town drug dealer. The documentary was almost five years in the making, and very difficult to work with, Steven was a consummate perfectionist. He worked with a team of three editors to make the film. The majority of the film was shot in one day, so that he could do all the work himself, but still work every day, not as a businessman, but a husband and a father, but not a businessman. The film is very cool and a pleasure to watch. There are some nice scenes that were shot on camera, such as Steven singing along with the Grand Ole Opry. In the final film, Steven was working for his wife's life insurance company, and the film was the final part of his life. All in all, I really liked this movie, I recommend it to any Seagal fans, or any movie fans.

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Ronald W.

I thought this documentary was absolutely brilliant, to start with it was very well made and gripping, then it had some funny moments too, I'm sorry but I didn't really expect that, the documentary was very important to me and I think I'd be open to watch it again. Although I had my doubts about its authenticity (and it may have been a little more complicated to do a documentary about mobsters in prison) and even though I have seen other "confessions" about being a mobster, I don't think that they're as interesting as this documentary. I'm really glad to see the documentary was made, and to see so many different personalities, all of them different from one another, it was so inspiring, it brought so much into focus, even though I'm not a fan of mobsters, I think they deserve to be talked about in a much wider sense than what they usually are, so I think this documentary did an excellent job at that. In my opinion, they should be given more space than they got and it would be so much better for the world, because the money being spent on them is ridiculous. They're also getting a lot of bad press, but I don't think they deserve all of that, I think they deserve more recognition than what they got.

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Denise L.

After taking my brothers three year old son to see this film, I thought it was one of the best documentaries I have seen. It made me so angry. How could the folks in the documentary treat the city so cruelly? To me this film had a very deep message and message that I can not express in words. My son really enjoyed the film and thought it was great. I hope this documentary will be shown in a few different parts of the country. I believe this film should be shown again in the schools in Florida because I believe the issues of the city of New York are being discussed in the correct way and it can be a catalyst for change. So let's start getting rid of the evil Mayor Bloomberg. What an amazing person.

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Cheryl C.

What an experience! Thank you. Wonderful to have gotten to experience this historical moment.

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Andrew T.

In this fast paced documentary, Joaquin Phoenix shows us the amazing story of the man who made the largest human trafficking in history. Joaquin Phoenix is truly amazing, his story is really fascinating. Phoenix was a fugitive from justice for ten years. In his darkest hours Phoenix had almost no contact with his son who was a child in his life. Phoenix is such a sympathetic person. This movie is really great. I give it a 10/10