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How to Kill a Judge (1975)

Perché si uccide un magistrato (original title)
The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film ... See full summary »

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Giacomo Solaris
Françoise Fabian ...
Antonia Traini
Pierluigi Aprà ...
Giudice De Fornari
Giancarlo Badessi ...
Onorevole Derrasi
Ennio Balbo ...
Il giudice istruttore
Luciano Catenacci ...
Avvocato Meloria
Giorgio Cerioni ...
Dottor Valgardeni
Tano Cimarosa ...
Tano Barra - l'assistente di parcheggio
Mico Cundari ...
L'editore di 'Sicilia Notte'
Eva Czemerys ...
Sibilla - Amente di Solaris (as Eva Cemerys)
Enrico DiMarco ...
Il giornalista con gli occhiali (as Enrico Di Marco Proietti)
Claudio Gora ...
L'attore che interpreta il giudice nel film Solaris
Marco Guglielmi ...
Procuratore Alberto Traini-Luis
Salvatore Moscardini ...
Toruzzo - Autista di Solaris (as Salvatore Moscadini)
Claudio Nicastro ...
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The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film seized, but then he winds up dead, in a fashion just like that in Solaris's movie. Solaris realizes that corrupt political forces are pulling strings, for his friends begin to die in grisly ways. Will he learn the truth about the murder of the judge in time? Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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5 February 1975 (Italy)  »

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Not enough from Damiani
2 October 2006 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I really love Damiani movies, I think that he is the best director from Italy that deals with the Mafia and political crimes, in a very realistic approach. His movies are always an intellectual feast for the mind. Unfortently Perché Si uccide un magistrato is not the case. The movie is to say the least boring and long. The story idea is very interesting, Franco Nero plays a director whose last film foreseen the murder of a supreme judge. It is the old question of propaganda cinema, is it really effecting and makes a difference. But as the story evolves we meet so many character's and politician, that it is getting confusing at times and misses the point. Franco Nero is charming as usually but even his passionate acting could not lift this movie from his problems. I was also expecting for some Italian grim action, but I was disappointed to find non, and I mean it. I cannot recommend this movie, but I can recommend on 2 other political/Mafia movies of Damiano 1) "A confession of a police commissioner". 2) "A man on his knee". If you can put your hands on them you will be rewarded.


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