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In the Name of the Italian People (1971)

In nome del popolo italiano (original title)
An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate ... See full summary »

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Mariano Bonifazi
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Lorenzo Santenocito
Ely Galleani ...
Silvana Lazzorini
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Lavinia Santenocito
Michele Cimarosa ...
Maresciallo Casciatelli
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Ragionier Cerioni
Pietro Tordi ...
Professor Rivaroli
Maria Teresa Albani ...
Silvana's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrico Ameri ...
Himself (voice)
Franco Angrisano ...
Giudice Colombo
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
Silvana's Father
Vanni Castellani ...
Sirio Roscioni - Silvana's fiancé
Francesco D'Adda ...
Lipparini - the registrar
Marcello Di Falco ...
Segretario di Santenocito
Checco Durante ...
Archivista Pironti
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An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate have it in him to go against impossible odds, in the name of the Italian people he represents? Written by Artemis-9

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18 December 1971 (Italy)  »

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En nombre del pueblo italiano  »

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La sagra di Giarabub
Written by Ruccione, De Torres and Simeone
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Scary - as time goes by!...
19 January 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Dino Risi said, when his film was first shown (1971): «This is more or less the picture of Italy these days.»

When I saw this film (1975), I wondered why it had taken four years for such a well done film (action, dialogue, script, realistic acting, thrilling sequences) to be shown in France, and other Western European countries. Weren't all democracies, full of law and order, wishing to back magistrates like the one portrayed in the movie? He was not particularly bright, or courageous, or whatever is needed to be a symbol. No, he was a simple man, invested of some authority, wishing to do the job for what he was paid for: smelling a dead rat when there was one, hidden under a luxurious carpet.

Remembering this film now (2003), when the European politics, and Italian relations between government and magistrates is what it is, makes me wonder why no one is releasing this master piece in DVD and VHS?!... It should be mandatory viewing in all Law Schools.


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