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Writers:
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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Another excellent film from Fernando Di Leo See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pier Paolo Capponi ... Duca Lamberti
Nieves Navarro ... Livia Ussaro (as Susan Scott)
Marzio Margine ... Carolino Marassi
Renato Lupi ... Mascaranti
Enzo Liberti ... Luigi Càrrua
Giuliano Manetti ... Fiorello Grassi
Danika La Loggia ... Beatrice Romani (as Danika)
Anna Maria La Rovere
Flora Carosello ... Aunt of Benito
Jean Rougeul ... Father of Benito
Ettore Geri ... Husband of school caretaker
Ada Pometti ... Florist (as Priscilla Benson)
Federico Mecca
Gabriella D'Olive ... Nadia Novak
Sergio Serafini ... Policeman with glasses
Rene Contreras
Salvatore Arico ... Ettore Ellusic
Gianfranco Pellegrini
Luciano Ferraro
Dario Sulis
Giovanni Imparato
Mario Tipi
Maurizio Passi
Gianni Turi
Antonio Iodice
Michel Bardinet ... Stelvio Sampero
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Françoise Prévost
Bruno Bertocci ... Poliziotto in borghese a scuola (uncredited)
Franco Lo Cascio ... Policeman Lo Cascio (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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Additional Details

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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Another excellent film from Fernando Di Leo, 18 September 2008
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Naked Violence is yet another well made and effective offering from Fernando Di Leo; a director that often doesn't receive the praise he deserves. Di Leo would go on to make some of the best Italian crime films in the early to mid seventies, but he also made some interesting stuff in other genres; such as this film. The film is based on a novel by Ulkranian writer Giorgio Scerbanenco, who also wrote books that inspired other Di Leo films. The film is very concise and the director is keen to focus on the important elements of the plot, which helps the film to keep focus and in turn makes it more interesting. The film begins with a scene that sees a young schoolteacher raped and murdered by her class; which just happens to be full of delinquents high on alcohol. Police Inspector Liberti gets on the case and begins by interrogating the kids in the class, but as he continues his investigation; he realises that it's becoming less and less likely that the kids acted on their own accord, and his suspicions are confirmed when his best witness is found dead.

The film is essentially a character study and we mainly focus on the Police Inspector and a handful of the boys at the centre of the crime. The locations used are not particularly diverse; especially not during the first third when almost everything takes place inside a room in the police station. The film does have a very minimalist approach, but it's all done very professionally and the film is of a higher quality than a lot of the output from Italy in the late sixties and early seventies. The film is bolstered by a handful of good acting performances; Pier Paolo Capponi is absolutely great as the police inspector and receives good support from Giallo heroine Susan Scott (who in truth doesn't have a whole lot to do) and Giuliano Manetti as the main character of the school class. The majority of the film is build-up as we try to work out the reasons behind the heinous crime at the start of the film; and the brutal climax doesn't disappoint. The motive for the killings might not go down too well in some circles; but it's inventive enough and ensures that the film finishes well. Overall, this is an excellent thriller and comes highly recommended!

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