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Open Doors (1990)

Porte aperte (original title)
R | | Drama | 29 March 1990 (Italy)
Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early ... See full summary »

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Judge Vito Di Francesco
Ennio Fantastichini ...
Tommaso Scalia
Renato Carpentieri ...
Consolo
Tuccio Musumeci ...
Avv. Spatafora
Silverio Blasi ...
Attorney
Vitalba Andrea ...
Rosa Scalia
Giacomo Piperno ...
Prosecutor
Lidia Alfonsi ...
Marchesa Anna Pironti, vedova Spadafora
Renzo Giovampietro ...
President Sanna
Antonio Appierto
Nicola Badalucco
Turi Catanzaro
Domenico Gennaro
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Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks for a way to save the murderer from being shot, because he does not belive in capital punishment. Although he manages to save the man initially, he will pay a high price for it. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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29 March 1990 (Italy)  »

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$123,470 (USA)
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In the novel that inspired the movie, no details are given about Tommaso Scalia' sons. It is only told that he and his wife have three kids. In the movie they have one son who is named Leonardo after the name of Leonardo Sciascia, the author of the novel. See more »

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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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Origins of the Evil
31 May 2000 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, this film is the top of Gian Maria Volonte's presence in the cinema. It undoubtfully says that before judging someone people should try to find an answer to the question what the reasons for his behavior and his acts are. This production is a very convincing message about the only way of overcoming the General Capital sentence over all the humanity - the way of repentance.


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