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The Mattei Affair (1972)

Il caso Mattei (original title)
Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ... See full summary »

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Luigi Squarzina ...
Journalist
Peter Baldwin ...
McHale
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Journalist
Franco Graziosi ...
Minister
Gianfranco Ombuen ...
Ing. Ferrari
Elio Jotta ...
Head of Commission
Edda Ferronao ...
Mrs. Mattei
Luciano Colitti ...
Bertuzzi
Accursio Di Leo ...
Sicilian important man #1
Terenzio Cordova ...
Police official
Giuseppe Lo Presti ...
Sicilian important man #2
Camillo Milli ...
Change teller
Aldo Barberito ...
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Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil resources. October 27, 1962, he died when his private airplane crashed, one minute before it should land at Milan airport. Officially, he died of a flight accident. Actually, many journalists explored other plausible reasons for the untimely landing of the small aircraft. Written by Artemis-9

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On October 27, 1962, a plane crashed in Bascape, Italy, sparking an international intrigue...sabotage...disappearances and murders! These events are all the more bizarre because they are TRUE. The central figure was Enrico Mattei

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Enrico Mattei: IF they want to kill me, let them do it.
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THE MATTEI AFFAIR is the fascinating story of Enrico Mattei, a man who helped change Italy's destiny "from a land of song and dance to an industrial nation," as he himself put it. By promoting methane gas as one of the country's greatest natural resources, he was able to bring Italy into the world market and make himself both powerful and hated. He became head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil resources. He was socialist by conviction, led a very modest private life, and had conflicts with powerful American oil capitalists. There is a memorable scene in the film in which in a meeting with these oil moguls, he is insultingly treated as a peon. His 1962 death in a private plane crash outside of Milan was believed to have been an assassination, and his death remains shrouded in mystery. This is not a documentary. It is a thought-provoking and intriguing drama about a great man, brilliantly portrayed by the great Italian actor Gian Maria Volonte' and made by the great Italian director Francesco Rosi.


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