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Fernando Di Leo (writer)
Nino Latino (writer)
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Release Date:
30 December 1969 (Italy) See more »
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Some youngsters kill their teacher; but they won't tell their motivation. The police detective on the case feels some sinister influence behind the young murderers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Pier Paolo Capponi intensely investigates the rape-murder of a teacher, apparently by her students See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pier Paolo Capponi ... Duca
Nieves Navarro ... Livia (as Susan Scott)
Marzio Margine ... Marassi
Renato Lupi ... Mascaranti
Enzo Liberti ... Luigi
Giuliano Manetti ... Grassi
Danika La Loggia ... Romani (as Danika)
Anna Maria La Rovere
Flora Carosello ... Aunt
Jean Rougeul ... Dad
Ettore Geri ... Husband
Ada Pometti ... Florist (as Priscilla Benson)
Federico Mecca
Gabriella D'Olive ... Novak
Sergio Serafini ... Cop
Rene Contreras
Salvatore Arico ... Ettore
Gianfranco Pellegrini
Luciano Ferraro
Dario Sulis
Giovanni Imparato
Mario Tipi
Maurizio Passi
Gianni Turi
Antonio Iodice
Michel Bardinet ... Sampero
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Françoise Prévost
Bruno Bertocci ... Cop (uncredited)
Franco Lo Cascio ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Di Leo  writer
Nino Latino  writer
Andrea Maggiore  writer
Marino Onorati  writer
Giorgio Scerbanenco  novel

Produced by
Tiziano Longo .... producer
Armando Novelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Silvano Spadaccino 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Villa 
 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Giomini 
 
Production Design by
Franco Bottari 
 
Art Direction by
Teresa Ferrone 
 
Costume Design by
Loredana Longo 
 
Makeup Department
Carlo Sindici .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alberto Longo .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Lo Cascio .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Antonella Ibba-Hartog .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Goffredo Salvatori .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giovanni Abballe .... assistant camera
Claudio Morabito .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Ornella Chistolini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Iller Pataccini .... conductor
 
Other crew
Vincenzo Salviani .... production secretary
Silvana Ziviani .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"I ragazzi del massacro" - Italy (original title)
"The Boys Who Slaughter" - Europe (English title), UK
"Sex in the Classroom" - Europe (English title)
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92 min
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Pier Paolo Capponi intensely investigates the rape-murder of a teacher, apparently by her students, 23 February 2014
Author: msroz from United States

No question about it, "I ragazzi del massacro" is an excellent movie. Fernando Di Leo co-wrote and directed, and to him must go the credit for the final product. I felt in watching it that he had mastered the older ways of the moving neo-realist school of films and had succeeded in bringing this story to life with a depth of character and social situation that is characteristic of neo-realism.

The story is unusual. A female teacher of delinquent boys from bad family backgrounds is raped and found dead. The boys were known to have been present and make no attempts to flee. An empty bottle of very strong liquor (170 proof) is found at the scene and a small Swiss coin. Their protection is mainly in their silence and experienced ways of resisting police.

Pier Paolo Capponi does a terrific job playing the intense investigator who tries to break the wall of silence and to deduce what happened and why it happened. In doing so, he focuses on a small subset of the boys and we come to know them. He also works with a social worker and that facilitates the story as well as gives it a richer background.

His interrogations cannot employ force, and he substitutes psychology and pressures of other kinds.

The story is told masterfully and suspensefully. The young men doing the acting are absolutely into their portrayals and realistic.

As Capponi gleans some understanding of what may have happened, the story naturally opens out and away from his initial interrogations. It leads in unexpected directions.

"Naked Violence" is by no means a routine poliziottescho or action film. It stands well above its genre.

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