Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale (1993)
People respect Sonny (Chazz Palminteri) because he is considered a god in his neighborhood. People respect Sonny because they fear them. Calogero (Lillo Brancato) is confused what to consider him as – a god or a villain. Calogero wants to get caught in the eyes of Sonny but he does not care him until one day. Sonny, to save his neighbor, kills a fellow and Calogero is the eye witness of the incident. But he saves Sonny from going to jail by mentioning neither of the people captured as suspects are the killers.

From that day they are friends though Sonny is father-aged to Calogero. Lorenzo (Robert De Niro), Calogero’s father, doesn’t like him hanging up with Sonny. He mentions to Calogero that people fear Sonny, they do not love him. But Calogero meets Sonny frequently and get involves around money activities, like gambling, horse race etc. he gets tips for helping Sonny being in his side.

Calogero has a very bad circle of friends. They are always concerned of getting involved in fighting and torturing their neighbor (whom they call as niggers). Once, Sonny saves Calogero from a car explosion that kills all his friends. He runs to wish Sonny thanks soon to see him shot dead, before he’d wish him, by that fellow’s son whom he had killed in his neighborhood.

Directed by Robert De Niro (already a famous actor), the character Lorenzo, this movie is a tale of Bronx as the name itself suggests. This movie has escaped from commercial touches. I rate it 4/5.

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