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Smiling Maniacs (1975)

Corruzione al palazzo di giustizia (original title)
During an inquest, an ambitious judge finds out that a lot of high-rank politicians are corrupt to the core.



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Credited cast:
Judge Dani
Judge Vanini
Umberto Orsini ...
Mara Danaud ...
Giovanna Benedetto ...
Elena Vanini
Umberto D'Orsi ...
Renato Montanari
Carlo Goja
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adriano Amidei Migliano ...
Man of Goja with bag
Roberto Antonelli
Man setting fire
Aldo Bonamano
Francesco D'Adda
Valentino Dain


During an inquest, an ambitious judge finds out that a lot of high-rank politicians are corrupt to the core.

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Women are their playthings...Violence is their game!


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16 January 1975 (Italy)  »

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Grim, cynical Italian crime thriller

This is a film that belongs in the "Spaghetti Gangster" category. If it had been subtitled instead of dubbed it probably would have played in arthouses instead of grindhouses. There are some moments that don't really play to an American audience (such as the one in which the titular 'Smiling Maniacs' beat and rape Fernando Rey's mistress, a scene that swings schizophrenically back and forth between slapstick and ugly realism), but for the most part this is a pretty sturdy, involving drama of "corruption in the palace of justice".

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