About Il Ritorno di Cagliostro (The Return of Cagliostro)

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Comedy, Drama

Due to unforeseen circumstances, filmmaker Franco Maresco is unable to attend screenings of his films at Indiana University Cinema this April, as previously scheduled. Though we are disappointed that he will not be in attendance, we are excited to still be able to share his work with our audiences. Producer Rean Mazzone, from Ila Palma–Dream Film, will still be present for question-and-answer sessions after each screening.

All films in the Italian Film Festival and Conference film series will be screened as planned, without Franco Maresco in attendance.A satirical and tragic comedy set in Palermo. In 1947, two brothers, Salvatore and Carmelo La Marca, start a film production company called Trinacria Films with money from corrupt politicians and religious leaders. The brothers don’t know much about filmmaking, so they decide to do a remake of the 1949 Cagliostro by Gregory Ratoff that featured Orson Welles. For this popular adventure film about Cagliostro, they get American star Errol Douglas (Robert Englund) to play the lead role. With an incompetent director (Pietro Giordano) and serious language barriers, the film’s production results in catastrophe. Behind the hilarity of the film is the tragic fact that all these incompetent people are maneuvered by mafia boss, Lucky Luciano. In Italian with English subtitles. (DigiBeta Presentation)

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