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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 »
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Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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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 Nattola
Alberto Conocchia ... Amico di Nattola
Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli ... Amico di Nattola
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)
 
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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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Trivia:
Italian censorship visa # 41137 delivered on 10-9-1963.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Girlfriend in a Coma (2012)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Disagree with both previous comments, 14 August 2008
Author: simon-bensasson from Greece

This film is not about any aspect of human activity which is particular to Italian life. It is about the prevalence of greed and corruption over the human being and society anywhere. In this sense its value is universal - not limited to Italy. One of its strong points is precisely that it is not focused on an individual family's drama. Such focus often moves in a very superficial way - it turns the universal problem into one family's problem (and if it could be solved everything would be fine). Take a movie like "Ace in the hole". An outstanding movie, one of the best of its kind and its time (maybe of all time) and a good example of the human-focused view. You empathise with the victim, you rebel against the man (KD) but otherwise this can still be the best of all possible worlds. Not so in any of the films of Rosi. Rosi, in this more than in any other of his films, puts the collective problem, as well as the collective responsibility so clearly and so strongly to the fore that I believe this to be, maybe, the best political film of its kind ever made.

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