In this hilarious Mafia farce from Benacquista (Framed), Giovanni Malavita. Tonino Benacquista, trans. from the French by Emily Read. Malavita may refer to: Malavita ( film), an Italian film; Malavita ( film), a French film which was released in the USA under the title The Family; Malavita ( Badfellas for English translation), a novel by French writer Tonino Benacquista. Tonino Benacquista is an award-winning French crime fiction author, comics writer, and screenwriter. He wrote the novel Malavita (Badfellas for English .

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Just your typical American family relocating to the French countryside, right? He asks mechanically how their day’s been. If you have seen the movie, the book is just as good, if maalvita better.

Snappy writing and brisk pacing add up to a comic crime novel Elmore Leonard fans would relish. I felt like This was almost a good book.

Jun 17, Patricia Vocat rated it liked it. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. tlnino

Malavita by Tonino Benacquista

I loved the movie based on this book but found it terribly violent. A sequel should have been written. I am thankful for the malafita of this book because I love the movie it is based on. Lists with This Book. Ca se lit mais l’ensemble manque de consistance. The book has a few details that were edited out of the script but really, not all that many.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Saw interview with the cast and they all said they had a good time making the movie. Badfellas published in the US under its original French title, Malavita — another name benacqhista the Mafia, as well as the name of the family dog has an entertaining premise: Please try again later.

Tonino Benacquista was born in France in to Italian immigrants. However, and I hate benacquissta say it, but I actually enjoyed nalavita movie so much more.

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With a twenty million dollar bounty on his head, even the witness protection program was hard-pressed to offer adequate protection for him and his family — so eventually they figured the only safe place to stow him away was in Europe. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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She sighs, picks up a tennis racket from the back seat, and breaks his nose with it. Aug 19, Isabelle Giordanella Nugues rated it liked it. The story thrives on absurdities and coincidence, particularly in [one] virtuoso scene. After all of his time in the limelight he has a huge ego and cannot settle in to a quiet life. The random side stories of people the main characters either interacted with or were part of the way they were “found out” was unnecessary.

I haven’t felt that way about a book in a long time.


They only changed a few details in the movie, and I think it accompanies the book very well. Un autre lecteur a-t-il lu ce livre hilarant?

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. First, I kept waiting for the “crime fiction” part to begin, but it never materialized. I think it deserves a 3. In the end, she gives up and asks.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Ich kann das Buch allen Lesern empfehlen, die Freude an schwarzem Humor und einer spannenden Geschichte haben.

tinino Thanks for telling us about the problem. Videos About This Book. I recommend the book to all those that love a well-written work, those who want to learn good French, expats in France that want a laugh, and in general, everyone who loves a good Mafia book that doesn’t pull the heartstrings too much.

I might have labeled it more of a “dark comedy” — there’s no central mystery plotline, very little crime and it’s really more of a look at the lives and fortunes of this Witness-Protected family while in exile and at times the people guarding them.


Fred is bored and turns to writing his memoirs with hilarious results. Cholong-sur-Avre in Normandy is the setting of this rather unconventional and darkly humorous tale. The end was exciting, but it didn’t quite feel like benacquisfa was worth it. Jul 19, Claude rated it liked it Shelves: And, despite all their precautions, a few wrong and too familiar words and a round-the-world series of small actions and coincidences leads the Mob straight to them.

The book maoavita both better and not as good as the movie. This was almost a good book. Fred is actually Mafi Cholong-sur-Avre in Normandy is maalavita setting of this rather unconventional and darkly humorous tale. The Blakes are newcomers to a small town in Normandy. See all 24 reviews.

On the other hand if you see the film first, be prepared for quite a bit of extra detail in the book for a slightly different though equally enjoyable story line. An entertaining story about a former Mob family that relocates to a small town in France. Belle, the daughter, is one of those people who makes lemonade with the lemons life has handed her, and Warren has handled the witness protection situation by watching, learning and becoming the mini Godfather-figure of his school.

Funny, fast read and very amusing. Maggie is busy with volunteer work, but hangs out with the FBI team to get the latest on her neighbors, who are under constant surveillance by the feds. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. And how is that Fred’s nephew in the US is allowed to get a call from France when the family is virtually in lockdown?