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Saturday, April 16, 2016


(Al Pacino)

Coming up on M-Net Movies Showcase DStv Channel 108 next week will be The Godfather, The Godfather II and The Godfather III. All films will be shown at 20h30.

April 19: The Godfather, directed by  Francis Ford Coppola in 1972 and starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert De Niro. The film that reshaped the entire genre of Mafia flicks was a sensation in 1972, not only for its brilliant storytelling and cinematography, but also for its unflinching portrayal of mob violence. It was an instant classic and more than four decades on hasn’t lost any of its force.

Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), patriarch of a powerful crime family, must find a successor, but an all-out gang war erupts, leaving numerous high-level mobs. Rating:16VN

April 20: The Godfather II directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1974 and starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall. The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the finest films ever made - and many critics feel Part II is even better. It became the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, with both Al Pacino and Robert De Niro delivering career-defining performances.

Michael Corleone is ensconced as the new boss of a notorious crime family, and sets out to expand into new territories and bolster his power in New York. The family’s brutal beginnings are revealed in flashbacks, as sibling rivalry threatens to cause a devastating rift in the family.
Rating 16VL

April 24: The Godfather III directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1990 and starring Andy Garcia, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Winona Ryder and Bridget Fonda. Writer Mario Puzo and director Francis Ford Coppola weaved fictional accounts of two real events into the plotline: the death of Pope John Paul I and the Papal banking scandal. In the fictional version, both events are related to the shady dealings of the Corleone crime family.

Don Michael Corleone is tortured by guilt over the killing of his brother Fredo, and tries in vain to clear his conscience. In the midst of a real estate deal, he runs into conflict with a rival clan and is lucky to escape the brutal slaying of several bosses. He reflects on his future, and, above all, on his past. Rating16VL