Wild East presents two films starring Claudia Cardinale and two of Italy’s most popular leading men, Giuliano Gemma and Franco Nero, in stories about the Sicilian Mafia.
In the first, I Am The Law (Il Prefetto Di Ferro – 1977), Gemma is Cesare Mori, an iron-fisted judge sent to pre-World War Two Sicily to end the stranglehold of the mafia on the peasants. Cardinale plays a mother desperate to protect her young son from the violence of the mob. Director and co-writer Pasquale Squitieri based I Am The Law on a real life incident in the life of a judge who rose through his tough and unorthodox methods. The film also features an evocative score by Ennio Morricone.
In the second film, Mafia (Il Giorno Della Civetta – 1968), during the turbulent sixties, Sicilian peasant woman Cardinale’s husband witnesses a mob hit and disappears leaving her in the middle of a murder investigation that pits fledgling police captain Franco Nero against respected and feared mafia don Lee J. Cobb. Directed by Damiano Damiani (Confessions Of A Police Captain), this somber police procedural boasts cinematographer by Tonino Delli Colli (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West). The film has been fully restored with a few scenes containing subtitles as no English tracks were recorded.
- NTSC All Region
- Double Feature DVD
- 16×9 Anamorphic Widescreen
- English language