Antonio Andolini was born in the small village of Corleone in Sicily. He was known to be a stubborn and proud man, who refused to buckle under pressure from higher powers, a trait that his son inherited. In 1901, Antonio refused the local Cosa Nostra chieftain Don Ciccio, who had him murdered for this insult. Paolo swore revenge on the Don, and was killed at his father's funeral. Antonio's wife soon suffered the same fate, but Vito escaped and later avenged his family.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the novel, Andolini does not refuse a tribute to Ciccio (who isn't named), but actually kills him in a public struggle before being killed the following day by the chieftain's guards, wielding luparas.