The Sicilian Girl
(La siciliana ribelle)

THE SICILIAN GIRL (aka The Sicilian Rebel) is a gripping crime-drama, inspired by a true story of a young girl who broke ranks to testify against the Mafia.

On November morning in 1991, 17-year-old Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino) approached the chief prosecutor of Palermo (Gerard Jugnot), intent on vindicating her father and brother's mafia-related deaths, and ready to tell all. It was the first time that the daughter of a mafia family openly rebelled against the traditionally male-dominated organization and from then on, she knows her days are numbered…

Recounting a major turning point in Sicily’s war against organised crime with a palpable, angry passion, THE SICILIAN GIRL is the evocatively captured debut feature of former documentarian Marco Amenta, led by the mercurial title performance by Veronica D’Agostino. Eloquent and potent, this is a compelling portrait of the power of organised crime.
  "Before fighting the mafia
you have to examine your
conscience and only after
having defeated the mafia
within yourself can you fight
the mafia within your circle
of friends. We and our bad
behavior are the mafia."

-Rita Atria

Director: Marco Amenta

Cast: Gérard Jugnot, Veronica
D'Agostino, Marcello Mazzarella,
Lucia Sardo, Primo Reggiani

Italian with English subtitles

2008 | 110' | Digital Betacam