Mafia Inc.

Mafia Inc. is a 2019 Canadian crime drama film directed by Podz and scripted by Sylvain Guy.[3] Based on the non-fiction book Mafia Inc: The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada’s Sicilian Clan by journalists André Cédilot and André Noël, the film stars Marc-André Grondin as Vincent Gamache, a man who gets drawn into Montreal’s organized crime underground through his friendship with Giaco Paterno, the son of a major mafia boss.[4] The cast also includes Sergio Castellitto, Gilbert Sicotte, Mylène Mackay, Tony Nardi and Benz Antoine.

2019 crime film by Podz
Mafia Inc.

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Podz
Written by Sylvain Guy
Based on Mafia Inc: The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada’s Sicilian Clan
by André Cédilot
André Noël
Produced by Antonello Cozzolino
Valérie d’Auteuil
André Rouleau
Starring Marc-André Grondin
Sergio Castellitto
Mylène Mackay
Gilbert Sicotte
Cinematography Steve Cosens
Edited by Valérie Héroux
Music by Milk & Bone
Joseph Marchand
Production
company
Attraction Images
Distributed by Les Films Séville
Release date
  • October 25, 2019 (2019-10-25) (Mostra)
  • February 14, 2020 (2020-02-14) (Canada)
Running time
135 minutes
Country Canada
Language French
Budget $8.5 million[1]
Box office $889,863[2]

The film premiered in October 2019 at the São Paulo International Film Festival, before having its Canadian premiere in February 2020.[5] Grondin received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor at the 8th Canadian Screen Awards.[6]

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The Gamache, a family of tailors, have been dressing the Paternò Mafia family for three generations. Vincent “Vince” Gamache works on behalf of Frank, the godfather with his eldest son Giaco. Vince, reckless and rash, seeks to earn his stripes by impressing the godfather. Without the Paternò knowing, he stages a big operation and is promoted. Fuming with jealousy, Giaco discovers that Vince committed a monstrous act behind his back. The Gamache disown him and war begins.

  • Marc-André Grondin as Vincent “Vince” Gamache
    • Henri Richer-Picard as young Vince
  • Sergio Castellitto as Frank Paterno
  • Gilbert Sicotte as Henri Gamache
  • Mylène Mackay as Sofie Gamache
  • Tony Nardi as Zizi “Z” Zippo
  • Benz Antoine as Lt. Brassens Paul
  • Donny Falsetti as Giaco Paterno
  • Cristina Rosato as Vicky Di Renzi
  • Vittorio Rossi as Ricardo Galati
  • Michael Ricci as Patrizio Paternò
  • Pina Di Blasi as Catarina Paterno
  • Domenic Di Rosa as Donato “Toto” Russo
  • Rafael Petardi as Claudio Zaccardi
  • Ali Hassan as Ravindu Ranasinghe
  • Goûchy Boy as Toussaint
  • Gerry Mendicino as Giacomo Paterno
  • Geneviève Rochette as Paola Gamache
  • Mark Day as Billy McMahon
  • David Calderisi as Gerlando Zecco
  • Luigi Saracino as Roberto “Birdie” Russo
  • Robert Cordileone as Cesare Vecchio
  • Tina Milo Milivojevic as Michela Galati
  • Toni Ellwand as Anna Paterno
  • Alain Zouvi as Caleb Xenakis
  • Nick Skokos as Mad Sal
  • John Griffin as Rusty McMahon
  • Roman Pagliaro as Mario Puglisi
  • Guy Thauvette as Judge

In February 2018 the Quebecor Fund granted $380,000 to support the production of Mafia Inc. and Antigone by Sophie Deraspe (to be divided between the two films).[7] In May 2018 Telefilm Canada announced it would spend approximately $13 million to fund 10 Quebec films, including Mafia Inc.[8]Principal photography took place in Montreal and then Cuba before completing late in 2018.[7]

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