To Die for Tano

Tano da morire (internationally released as To Die for Tano) is a 1997 Italian musical comedy film written and directed by Roberta Torre. It is loosely inspired by actual life events of Tano Guarrasi, a butcher and a jealous brother of four sisters who was also a little mafia boss and who was killed in his shop in September 1990.[1]

To Die for Tano
Directed byRoberta Torre
Music byNino D'Angelo
CinematographyDaniele Ciprì


It entered the 54th Venice International Film Festival, in which it won the FEDIC Award, the Kodak Award and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for best directorial debut film.[2] The film also won two David di Donatello (for best score and best new director) and three Nastro d'Argento (best score, best new director and best supporting role, an award given to the entire female cast).[2]


  • Ciccio Guarino: Tano Guarrasi
  • Mimma de Rosalia: Franca Guarrasi, sister of Tano
  • Adele Liotta: sister of Tano
  • Mariella Aliotta: sister of Tano
  • Annamaria Gonfalone: sister of Tano
  • Francesca Di Cesare: Anna
  • Antonina Uzzo: Concetta


  1. L'Espresso, Edizioni 35-38, 1998.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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