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The Godfather – Part II

In 1901 Vito Andolini, a young Sicilian boy, reached the U.S.A. where he takes the name of Vito Corleone, by mistake. In a short time, he builds up an empire founded on gambling and prostitution in Little Italy, New York. His son, Michael, becomes the new Godfather, but his power leads to his isolation.
Trieste becomes New York for a day. Coppola films the scene of the immigrants landing for health checks at Ellis Island at the former Fish Market on the waterfront. The building is nicknamed ‘Santa Maria del Guato’ because it is shaped like a church, and ‘Guato’ is the Triestin name of a particular kind of fish. This building, now completely restored thanks to the CRTrieste Foundation, is used as an exhibition space and known as the ‘Salone degli Incanti’ where the word ‘Incanti’ refers to the sale of fish to the public.




Francis Ford Coppola


Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo


Al Pacino, Robert de Niro