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Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

Sacco e Vanzetti (original title)
The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

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Judge Webster Thayer
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Fred Moore
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William Thompson
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Valentino Orfeo
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Membro Comitato Difesa
Desmond Perry
John Harvey
Felicity Mason
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In 1920, the anarchist Italian immigrants Niccola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volonté) are sentenced to death, falsely accused of a robbery and murder. Indeed they are condemned due to their political beliefs, in one of the most shameful and hypocrite judgments of the human history. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Giuliano Montaldo in a recent interview declared that the first shot of the Gian Maria Volontè monologue was cut, even if perfect, because one of the smaller players started crying due to the convincing performance. See more »

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The story of two innocent people convicted for their believes
11 September 1998 | by (Schoten,Belgium) – See all my reviews

A very gripping and moving film with a very fine cast and strong performances. This film makes a very strong impact and will make you think of Sacco and Vanzetti and the reasons why they were executed on the electric chair.


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