A Casa Nostra = In Our House

Barcode: 58949833 Call Number: V-ITA 144 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 87 min. Date: c2007 System Requirements: PAL, Region 2 DVD Region: Region 2 Language: Italian Creator: Directed by Francesca Comencini Description: “A Casa Nostra” is essentially a film about money, about what it can buy and what people will do to get their hands on it (out of necessity or greed), whether it is selling their bodies, their possessions or their souls. It is also about Italy today as the director sees it, a cinematic final curtain on the capitalist myth and this country’s transmutation from postwar prosperity to the widespread venality she says has taken root in the national soul. The title also plays on the notion of Cosa Nostra, the name given to the Sicilian Mafia, to convey the sense of a group of criminals plundering the country’s financial and ethical resources. Collection: Language Resource Center