Capone: Is the story sweeter or the scenes? .. in Bilal Khannas program

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Bilal Khanna’s program – in the fourteenth episode – presented and prepared by colleague Bilal Ramadan, discusses reviewing the movie Capone released in 2020, starring the English world star Tom Hardy, which focuses on the last year in the life of Al Capone, the most famous mafia leader in history. Being a biographical film, however, it does not depend in a way on that historical aspect, but rather allows the director and author of the film, for the viewer to learn about the dark side in Al Capone’s life through his dementia.

Al Capone is Alphonse Gabriel Capone, which is why his name is abbreviated to Al Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) and is sometimes known as Scarface. He is a businessman and a member of an American gang, and he had a bad reputation at the time of the prohibition of alcohol in the United States as the co-founder and head of the Chicago mafia, and his leadership of the crime world of seven years ended when he was 33.

In 1931, the federal authorities decided to imprison Al Capone and try him for tax evasion, which was considered at the time a federal crime The prosecution was a new strategy, and during the highly publicized case, the judge announced the verdict after Al Capone admitted his unpaid income and taxes during previous negotiations and ultimately aborted to pay government taxes that he owned, and he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.

During the period of incarceration, Al Capone showed signs of neurodegenerative dementia early in his sentence and began to show signs of increasingly frailty before his release after eight years. On January 25, 1947, Al Capone died of cardiac arrest after suffering from a stroke.

In the movie Capone, alongside Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, Noel Fisher, Kyle MacLachlan, Matt Dillon, Catherine Narducci, Jack Louden, Spinza, Tilda Del Toro, Wayne Bear, co-starred in the movie.

Colleague Bilal Ramadan discusses, during the review of the movie Capone, the reasons that led the majority of the audience to be upset with the film, to finally get negative reviews, and the reasons that make the film from his point of view well, and it presents us with an unknown story about Al Capone, those stories that we have seen repeatedly. In the many films that were presented about him, and about his crimes, which made him the most famous mafia leader in history, to this day, and his funds estimated at 10 million dollars have not been found to this day, and the federal government has not succeeded since that, and to this day, In finding where Al Capone hid his money.

Bilal Khanna is a cultural program that discusses literary, philosophical and intellectual issues, and Arab and international novels. It will be shown on Tuesday of every week at exactly seven in the evening.



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