New Movies: Black Handiwork

The old men have eyes like dirty ice and mouths as inviting as tombs. The young men have subdued ties, three-button suits and Ivy-covered vocabularies. Together they make up the modern Mafia that inspired "Lucky" Luciano, Murder Inc. and The Brotherhood.

No single film can tell the whole story of an organization as stark as Sicily and as Byzantine as the stock market. Instead, The Brotherhood concentrates on the microcosmic death struggles of a single Mafioso family. Frank Ginetta (Kirk Douglas) is the son of a deceased "soldier" of Murder Inc. days....

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