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The Godfather

Drama United States 1972 OVeS
By: Francis Ford Coppola
Sun, 16 October 2022, 7:00 PM

THE GODFATHER is a 1972 American mafia film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Coppola. The film, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, was nominated for eleven Oscars, of which the film won three. The Godfather was an outstanding cinema success and is one of the most artistically significant works in film history.

It is a cheerful wedding celebration that Connie (Talia Shire) is having with Carlo Rizzi (Gianni Russo). Only one stands in the hidden darkness, occasionally striding into the celebrating crowd and then returning to his gloomy room, pushing apart the slats of his blind and watching the hustle and bustle from inside: Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), the Godfather holds court, receiving supplicants who offer favors of all kinds for their request. Don Corleone is the master, not only in the house, but in the whole world that Francis Ford Coppola presents to us in his classic. It is a world where family ties are everything and betrayal is not tolerated at all. Fascinating and repulsive at the same time, we are led into the world of the mafia, which knows no mercy and where the "law" of the mafia is enforced with unconditional brutality. A stark social study of a microcosm that holds up a mirror to us as a society in its essence... This film is more relevant today than ever.

Film Info

Info

Title
The Godfather
Original title
The Godfather
Genre
Drama Feature Film
Release Date
01.01.1972
Country
  • United States
Length
175 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • English
Color Format
  • Color

Crew

Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Camera
Gordon Willis
Sound Design
Charles Grenzbach Christopher Newman
Music
Nino Rota
Editing
William Reynolds Peter Zinner
Screenwriter
Mario Puzo Francis Ford Coppola
Producer
Albert S. Ruddy

Cast

Don Vito Corleone
Marlon Brando
Michael
Al Pacino
Sonny
James Caan
Clemenza
Richard S. Castellano
Tom Hagen
Robert Duvall
Capt. McCluskey
Sterling Hayden
Jack Woltz
Capt. McCluskey
Barzini
Richard Conte
Sollozzo
Al Lettieri
Kay Adams
Diane Keaton

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