Placido Rizzotto Poster

Release Date: 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Based on true events and featuring actual news footage, this film tells the story of Placido Rizzotto (Marcello Mazzarella), who, after a tumultuous childhood and adolescence, decides to stand up against the gangsters who have overrun his hometown. Placido organizes a union and tries to convince his fellow villagers to fight with him. But it's not until Placido's girlfriend, Lia (Gioia Spaziani), is ruthlessly brutalized by the Mafia that he realizes he has been playing with fire.

Cast: Marcello Mazzarella, Vincenzo Albanese, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli, Gioia Spaziani, Arturo Todaro, Biagio Barone, Franco Catalano

Director: Pasquale Scimeca

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Father, Murder, Underdog, Gripping, House, Emotional, Sacrifice, Soldier, 1940s, Love