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L'istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi (1971)

Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

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Georges Wilson ...
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Ferruccio De Ceresa ...
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Antonio Casale
Daniele Dublino
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Patrizia Adiutori ...
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Renata Zamengo
Cristina Peruzzi
Vincenzo Basile
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Ennio Colaianni ...
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Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

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The Case Is Closed, Forget It  »

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how we easily become conformists
20 June 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This may not be Damiano Damiani finest work, but I still believe it is a very good movie. In line with his pessimistic beliefs on the possibility that Justice prevails, Damiani's plot develops this time within a prison (it is not a poliziottesco, but rather a prison drama) where an innocent man is held on suspicion of murder and where he gradually will be forced to change his beliefs and his moral in order to survive the brutal laws of the place. This is on a different level a metaphor on our society, where choices to act according to the moral come often at a price which we may not be ready to pay. Easier is to "forget". Inevitably the few brave who choose the straight way forward, find themselves lonely and pay the consequences. Recommended.


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