Corleone - The Complete Series (DVD)
The violent and thrilling true story of one of the worlds most formidable mafia bosses Toto Riina.
Based on a true story this six-part series was first broadcast in the UK on Sky Arts in 2013 to much acclaim, offering audiences a fascinating and accurate insight into life within the notorious Italian mafia, the Cosa Nostra.
Corleone chronicles the extraordinary life and crimes of Toto Riina (Claudio Gio), a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Having endured a difficult adolescence and desperate to escape from poverty, Riina turns to a life of crime and undertakes one of the most bloody and ruthless ascents to power the mafia has ever seen.
The series charts Riina transformation into the formidable head of the Corleonesi clan and his violent reign within the Cosa Nostra, and later the entire Sicilian mafia. After powerlessly witnessing the death of his father and younger brother in a bomb explosion at a young age, he went on to undertake his own bloody escapades from 1943 until his eventual arrest in 1993.
With his trusted right-hand man Bernardo The Tractor? Provenzano (Salvatore Lazzaro), Riina partnered with some of the most dangerous criminals in Corleone. They orchestrated one of the bloodiest takeovers in mafia history, spanning over 20 years, ruthlessly targeting rival institutions and families alike. In his climb up the criminal ladder, he was responsible for hundreds of murders.
Corleone also tells the story of Riina greatest enemies, from the head of Police Mangano, judges Terranova, Costa, Falcone and Borsellino, to the group of Captain Ultimo who on January 15 1993 would finally succeed in arresting Toto Riina.
Format: Box set, PAL
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 6
Studio: Parradox Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 30 Oct. 2017
Run Time: 600 minutes
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