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Il ritorno di Cagliostro (2003)

In the Sicily of the late 1940s, two brother sculptors, tired of selling madonnas to the local churches, finally realize their dream, and set up a Sicilian production company, thanks to the... See full summary »

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Daniele Ciprì (story), Franco Maresco (story) | 3 more credits »
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Luigi Maria Burruano Luigi Maria Burruano ... Carmelo La Marca
Franco Scaldati Franco Scaldati ... Salvatore La Marca
Pietro Giordano Pietro Giordano ... Cardinal Sucato / Pino Grisanti
Davide Marotta Davide Marotta ... Dwarf
Mauro Spitaleri Mauro Spitaleri ... Baron
Franco Vito Gaiezza Franco Vito Gaiezza ... Vincent Cusumano
Gino Carista Gino Carista
Giacomo Civiletti Giacomo Civiletti ... Onorevole Porcaro
Robert Englund ... Erroll Douglas
Toni Bruno Toni Bruno
Carlo Giordano Carlo Giordano
Giuseppe Pepe Giuseppe Pepe
Fortunato Cirrincione Fortunato Cirrincione
Tatti Sanguineti ... Self
Gregorio Napoli Gregorio Napoli ... Self
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In the Sicily of the late 1940s, two brother sculptors, tired of selling madonnas to the local churches, finally realize their dream, and set up a Sicilian production company, thanks to the help of a local bishop. They start producing one box-office failure Z-movie after the other, all with terribly bad local non-pros as actors. Covered in debts, they finally have their great chance, when a local nobleman obsessed by magic decides to invest all his wealth in the making of a movie about Cagliostro, just one year after Orson Welles' Black Magic (1949). They hire a famous American actor (Robert Englund) and start shooting "The Return of Cagliostro". Written by satanetto

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Strange. VERY strange.
8 September 2003 | by spermanSee all my reviews

I cannot say whether I liked it or not. Or actually I cannot say whether it is a good film or not. I personally liked it, although I cannot say I enjoyed it. It is surely one of the most weird, bizarre, "screwed-up" films I have ever seen in my life. Nothing follows a logical flow, there is basically no plot and no actors, but you inevitably end up laughing about something... and you do not even understand exactly WHY you are laughing, sometimes. but you laugh. Completely absurd, nonsense and pointless, but so strange you will end up feeling strange as well.


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5 September 2003 (Italy) See more »

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$225,681
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