The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola, USA, 1972o

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Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

BBC

Coppola, melding old-school craftsmanship with youthful bravado, built an astonishing picture around these actors. There are some great movies you want, or need, to see only once or twice in a lifetime, but The Godfather stands up to repeated viewings, revealing yet more riches from the shadows each time.

Stephanie Zacharek

Ein breites, verblüffend lebhaftes Porträt einer Mafia-Dynastie, in dem das organisierte Verbrechen zu einem obszönen Albtraum-Abbild des freien Unternehmertums in Amerika wird. Der Film ist ein populäres Melodrama, das in den Gangsterfilmen der 30er-Jahre wurzelt, aber er strahlt einen neuen tragischen Realismus aus und ist durch und durch aussergewöhnlich.

Pauline Kael

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The Los Angeles Times, 3/16/1997
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filmzentrale.com, 11/14/2002
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3/25/2010
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Der Spiegel, 3/29/1998
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A Visual Tribute to The Godfather
/ Zaven Najjar
en / 1/15/2017 / 1‘00‘‘

Script to Screen Analysis: The Solozzo Meeting
/ Glass Distortion
en / 12/22/2016 / 5‘46‘‘

Video Essay: Cinematography of Shadows
/ ScreenPrism
en / 10/5/2016 / 5‘28‘‘

Video Essay: Dangerous Oranges
/ The Film Spectrum
en / 5/17/2011 / 3‘41‘‘

Interview with Francis Ford Coppola
From Terry Gross / NPR
en / 44‘34‘‘

Movie Datao

Other titles
Der Pate DE
Le Parrain FR
Genre
Drama, Crime/Thriller
Running time
175 Min.
Original languages
English, Italian
Ratings
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ØYour rating9.2/10
IMDB user:
9.2 (1993973)
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< 10 votes
Critics:
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Cast & Crewo

Marlon BrandoDon Vito Corleone
Al PacinoMichael Corleone
James CaanSantino 'Sonny' Corleone
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A Visual Tribute to The Godfather
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Script to Screen Analysis: The Solozzo Meeting
Glass Distortion, en , 5‘46‘‘
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Video Essay: Cinematography of Shadows
ScreenPrism, en , 5‘28‘‘
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Video Essay: Dangerous Oranges
The Film Spectrum, en , 3‘41‘‘
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Review rogerebert.com
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Review The Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Turan
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Review filmzentrale.com
Ulrich Behrens
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Porträt: Schauspieler James Caan
Süddeutsche Zeitung / Susan Vahabzadeh
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Porträt: Francis Ford Coppola
Der Spiegel / Thomas Hüetlin
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Interview mit Francis Ford Coppola
Spiegel Online / Lars-Olav Beier
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Interview with Francis Ford Coppola
NPR / en / 44‘34‘‘
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