Los Angeles, a never-changing Italian South and Rocco Ricciardulli's “Last Paradiso

May 04, 2021 193

BY: Barbara Minafra

South of Italy, 1958. Olive trees and fields are all you can see around. Ciccio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a 40 years old sharecropper with a dream: changing the status quo and fighting with his mates against those who exploit the weak.

It may sound like a distant past, but the ancient duel between freedom and oppression, justice and abuse make the story very modern. Capolarato, the illegal recruitment of workers, didn’t disappear, it just changed its target victims, especially in the agricultural world.

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org

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