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Hands Over the City (1963)

Le mani sulla città (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 9 October 1963 (Italy)
Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

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Edoardo Nottola
Salvo Randone ...
De Angelis
Guido Alberti ...
Maglione
Angelo D'Alessandro ...
Balsamo
Carlo Fermariello ...
De Vita
Marcello Cannavale ...
Amico di Nottola
Alberto Conocchia ...
Amico di Nottola
Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli ...
Amico di Nottola
Terenzio Cordova ...
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Dante Di Pinto ...
Presidente della Commissione
Dany París ...
Dany - Amante di Maglione
Alberto Amato ...
Consigliere Comunale
Vincenzo Metafora ...
Sindaco
Pasquale Martino ...
Capo dell'archivio
Mario Perelli ...
Capo dell'Ufficio Technico
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Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

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Rod Steiger's character comments that he looks too much like Benito Mussolini. Stegier would play Mussolini later in The Last 4 Days (1974) and Lion of the Desert (1981). See more »

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Western Electric is misspelled ('Elettric'). See more »

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Referenced in It's a Hard Life (1964) See more »

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3 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film seems an effort to engage the life and destiny of a city at the level of the political and social, using journalistic techniques but always with an awareness that these are also interpretations - something that most USian journalism tends to overlook. What will mostly bother people is that it lacks the usual human center - the man/woman/family to which the bad things happen which will cause us to care that they are happening. This is hardly an oversight; it is a choice, and one that deserves to be considered openly without the rush to judgment that otherwise occurs when confronted with the unfamiliar. The human center of the film is there, but always at the edges, implied. We barely glimpse the victims of the collapsed building, but their fate informs every frame. And the superb "portrayals" by actual members of the city council (the De Vita character, e.g.) give us not actors, but people enmeshed in the actuality. This film deserves wider awareness.


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