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Release Date:
9 October 1963 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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(16 articles)
User Reviews:
good piece, good movie, an italian historical view See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Rod Steiger ... 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 ... Commissario
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
Renato Terra ... Giornalista
Franco Rigamonte ... Consigiliere Comunale
Renzo Farinelli ... Giornalista
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennio Antonelli ... Man in angry mob in Town Council (uncredited)

Directed by
Francesco Rosi 
 
Writing credits
Francesco Rosi (idea) &
Raffaele La Capria (idea)

Enzo Forcella  screenplay
Raffaele La Capria  screenplay
Enzo Provenzale  screenplay
Francesco Rosi  screenplay

Produced by
Lionello Santi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Piero Piccioni 
 
Cinematography by
Gianni Di Venanzo 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Production Design by
Sergio Canevari 
 
Set Decoration by
Carlo Gentili 
Carlo Rossi 
 
Costume Design by
Marilù Carteny 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gaetano Amata .... production supervisor
Roberto Cocco .... production supervisor
Enzo Provenzale .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nando Cicero .... assistant director (as Fernando Cicero)
Mario Forges Davanzati .... second assistant director
Marco Guarnascheli .... second assistant director
Roberto Pariante .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Carlo Agati .... assistant decorator
Massimo Rosi .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Giuseppe Muratori .... boom operator
Vittorio Trentino .... sound technician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vittorugo Contino .... still photographer
Pasqualino De Santis .... camera operator
Mario Dolcetti .... still photographer
Emilio Loffredo .... assistant camera
Osvaldo Massimi .... assistant camera
Marcello Mastrogirolamo .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Eva Latini .... assistant editor
Enzo Verzini .... lab technician
 
Other crew
Dante Brini .... administrator
Lamberto Pippia .... continuity
Mario Frera .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Aldo Giuffrè .... voice dubbing: Rod Steiger (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le mani sulla città" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Italian censorship visa # 41137 delivered on 10-9-1963.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in La vita agra (1964)See more »

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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
good piece, good movie, an italian historical view, 9 August 2003
Author: marcellow from Milano

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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