Digitmovies releases Manuel De Sica's "Gang War In Napleas" (aka "Camorra") OST, in complete CD edition.
Manuel De Sica wrote an orchestral comment based on a recurring symphonic tarantella, which is the main theme retaken in symphonic version or with a solo guitar, alternated with lounge tracks like "Rough", sung by M° De Sica himself, who was 23 years old back then, with the fabulous "Bossa Nova Boss", with the extravagant "Casa da gioco" and with the "Anna e Tonino" love theme. RCA printed a promo LP (SP 8046), put together by M° De Sica, 30:30 minutes long. In 1994 the same material was printed on CD (original soundtrack - OST 125), paired with "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" (aka "Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini"). We were able to have access to the original session mono masters, which brought us to discover some unpublished material, that results in a 46:38 minutes long CD. A sincere homage to the Musical Art of the dear departed Manuel De Sica.
DIRECTION AND CAST
Directed by Pasquale Squitieri in 1972 and starring Fabio Testi, Jean Seberg, Raymond Pellegrin, Lilla Brignone, Charles Vanel, Germana Carnacina, Enzo Cannavale, Ugo D'Alessio, Paul Muller, Enzo Turco, Salvatore Puntillo, Marcello Filotico, Alberto Farnese, Nino Vingelli, Leopoldo Mastelloni.
Tonino Russo, son of a humble and honest cobbler and engaged to Anna, just released after two years in prison for personal injury, gets challenged by a neighbor. Member of the Camorra Don Mario Capece witnesses the duel, from which Tonino comes out as winner. Impressed by the young man, Don Mario offers him a job in his organization. From that moment on, motivated by an insatiable thirst for power, Tonino only aims to go higher and higher. Greeted by Don Capece, thanks to his services and to his control over two gambling houses, after bringing to his side even the boss's partner, Tonino tries his big shot: take the boss's place in a deal of real estate speculation. Found out the betrayal, Don Mario kills Tonino's ex fiancée and tries to make him make a faux pas: murder an untouchable boss of the Camorra. Failed, Capece, knowing that Russo will try to kill him, moves the attack up by kidnapping his little brother. Tonino still manages to kill the boss, then, convinced by his father not to shoot the cops arrived there, turns himself in.