Luciano, after serving nine years of his 50-year sentence in the 1930s and 1940s, is pardoned and deported to Italy. Once back in Italy, Luciano travels to Naples, where he finds himself under a continuous ten-year investigation by narcotics investigator Charles Siragusa.
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Disregard the negative reviews, find a decent subtitled copy and don't go in expecting a romanticised GODFATHER clone... or even a gangster thriller really. This is a chilly Francesco Rosi classic about the mechanics of organised crime and corruption between post-war Italy and the US with a docu-feel and a fine central performance. And Volonte's fake teeth alone are worth the price of admission.