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cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film Mafioso

The direction of our lives is influenced not only by our own choices, but by the choices others make for us. The genius of Lattuada's film is how deftly he weaves those two together into Nino's story. In this case, Nino's 'side gig' is a precursor to our current globalized era in which work is routinely outsourced halfway around the world. The film also revels in the culture clash between northern and southern Italy.