Among the towering skyscrapers, Central Park, and the bustling shoppers making their way around Macy's, there once lay a dark heart at the center of New York City. Simmering beneath the surface of the Big Apple, and providing an endless stream of material for filmmakers, authors, and television shows, the mafia was as synonymous with New York as the Empire State Building. LA COSA NOSTRA: THE HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK MAFIA covers the entire history of the criminal underclass who ruled the city with a fierce, uncompromising stance for much of the 20th century. Their roots in Southern Italy are comprehensively traced, with former mafia members providing invaluable insight into the often terrifying events that unfolded. But a government clampdown saw key members Lucky Luciano and John Gotti imprisoned, bringing an end to a New York institution which the majority of citizens weren't sad to see the back of. Documenting a vital part of New York's history, this film offers a snapshot of the families who made THE GODFATHER a reality.
Description by Kultur Films:
La Cosa Nostra: The History of NY Mafia, is a captivating look at the rise and fall of the New York organized crime syndicate.
History (USA) |