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Hands Over the City (1963)
"Le mani sulla città" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  9 October 1963 (Italy)
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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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Edoardo Nottola
Salvo Randone ...
De Angelis
Guido Alberti ...
Maglione
Angelo D'Alessandro ...
Balsamo
Carlo Fermariello ...
De Vita
Marcello Cannavale ...
Amico di Nattola
Alberto Conocchia ...
Amico di Nattola
Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli ...
Amico di Nattola
Terenzio Cordova ...
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Dante Di Pinto ...
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Dany París ...
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Alberto Amato ...
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Vincenzo Metafora ...
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Pasquale Martino ...
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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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Italian censorship visa # 41137 delivered on 10-9-1963. See more »

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good piece, good movie, an italian historical view
9 August 2003 | by (Milano) – See all my reviews

Good inquiry movie, talking about the "roaring" '60 when every builder wanted to get richer and richer, basing his success on poor people's needs. It's a constant in Rosi's movies this political touch, but it's not about complaining about one party or the other, but it's more subtly focused on a certain italian laissez-faire in political matters and in social affairs that in some way is still alive today.

Its way of leaving a great space to dialogues and to silent scenes around the city contributes to create a journalistic approach and the witty speeches give the movie an interesting touch.

Well assembled, quite involving, an interesting piece about how power tends to contribute to its power only.

Also an essential view on the 60s and italian postwar society.


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