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8 March 2002 (Italy) See more »
This movie attempts to reconstruct the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Giuseppe Ferrara 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Armenia Balducci 
Giuseppe Ferrara 

Produced by
Piero Amati .... executive producer
Enzo Gallo .... producer
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
Cinematography by
Federico Del Zoppo 
Film Editing by
Adriano Tagliavia 
Production Design by
Davide Bassan 
Art Direction by
Jasna Dragovic 
Costume Design by
Enrica Barbano 
Makeup Department
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist
Alberta Giuliani .... hair stylist
Marinela Spasenovic .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Maurizio Mattei .... production manager
Luca Prati .... unit manager
Miodrag Stevanovic .... production manager
Aleksandar Tadic .... assistant unit manager
Mirca Viola .... general manager
Art Department
Jelena Mirkovic .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Marton Jankov-Tomica .... sound
Andrea Moser .... sound
Angelo Raguseo .... sound re-recording mixer
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Salvatore Anversa .... steadicam operator
Sasa Djordjevic .... grip
Silvia Giulietti .... camera operator
Igor Pavlovic .... lighting technician
Zoran Pecenkovic .... grip
Enrico Zanetti .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monica Simeone .... costume design assistant
Editorial Department
Mauro Coppola .... assistant editor
Location Management
Zlata Kalic .... location manager
Luca Massa .... location manager
Transportation Department
Nenad Kokot .... transportation assistant
Other crew
Ljiljana Kovacevic .... production accountant
Angelina Marinkovic .... interpreter
Andrea Tavani .... production secretary
Gian Maria Volontè .... dedicatee

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Also Known As:
"I banchieri di Dio" - Italy (original title)
"The God's Bankers" - Europe (English title)
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125 min
Aspect Ratio:
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The darkest story of an Italian banker., 2 November 2005
Author: 1felco from Italy

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. Courageous attempt to clarify one of the most obscure financial and political scandal of the eighties in Italy. Around the Banco Ambrosiano CEO Mr. Roberto Calvi rotate (and according to present evidences had rotated) a massive and incredible crowd of politicians, businessmen, secret agents and mafiosi. Calvi is deeply involved in financing different plans under indication of CIA and a Italian Masonic lodge called P2 (Propaganda due) through offshore ghost companies held by the IOR (Vatican's state bank). This could be fantasy but it isn't. It is hard to believe that Bishop Marcinkus, Pope Johannes Paul II were linked in some way to Mr. Gelli (P2's master), Mr. Pazienza, Argentina's generals and involved also in mafia's money laundering plans. 'En passant' we can see also the other famous rough banker Mr. Sindona, the camorra pressing to save a political man kidnapped by red terrorists, the killing attempted to the Pope, the Malvines/Falckland war and the polish Solidarnosc birth… There are enough subjects, stories and interest for at least four films, and considering that to date the story isn't still fully known this movie made a good job in resuming all the intrigues without making a muddle. The movie succeeded also to avoid to be a strong political documentary i.e. Fahrenheit 9/11, in fact the events are presented just from an historical point of view. I honestly suggest to watch this movie for ones interested on Italian recent history, 'I banchieri di Dio' is a good first step to investigate the obscure years between the seventies and the eighties in Italy. My vote is 7 (out of 10) for being such a courageous and illuminating movie.

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