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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
Massimo Rosi 
 
Set Decoration by
Sergio Canevari 
 
Costume Design by
Marilù Carteny 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gaetano Amata .... unit manager
Roberto Cocco .... unit manager
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
Carlo Gentili .... set dresser
Carlo Rossi .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound assistant
Giuseppe Muratori .... boom operator
Vittorio Trentino .... recording director
 
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
 
Other crew
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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Trivia:
Italian censorship visa # 41137 delivered on 10-9-1963.See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Disagree with previous comment, 3 December 2006
Author: politian from United States

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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