THE GOD­FA­THER: PART II

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ABC1, Sun­day, 11.10pm, MA15+ ( 1974)

Achiev­ing the al­most im­pos­si­ble – the phrase “Os­car­win­ning se­quel” is justly con­sid­ered a near mir­a­cle – Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola per­me­ated the apoc­ryphal ve­neer of his orig­i­nal mafia epic to of­fer a le­gion of devo­tees an en­dow­ment of mighty pro­por­tions. Here, the emo­tional cur­rency that un­der­pins much of Cop­pola’s saga reaches full po­ten­tial through the char­ac­ters of Al Pa­cino ( pic­tured) and Robert De Niro. They are the fo­cus of the story; a par­al­lel in­ter­con­nec­tion of dis­sim­i­lar fates within the Cor­leone fam­ily viewed on a flash­back time­line. A se­quel that ex­ceeds ex­pec­ta­tions.

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