Great performances of Gino Cervi and Gian Maria Volontè
This television drama produced by the official Italian broadcaster RAI in 1965, is a small masterpiece made by director Mario Landi with the help of the masterful interpretation of two great actors: Gino Cervi and Gian Maria Volontè. Gino Cervi is an old school actor that still is teached in the schools of dramatic art. Gino Cervi's interpretation of Maigret is probably the best even if someone think that the best is Bruno Cremer but in my humble opinion Cervi was 30 years earlier and deserves more. Volontè is really a magical actor, capable of adapting to absolute any character, for instance from Lulù the laborer to Aldo Moro the Italian politician assassinated by Red Brigates and last but not least as El Indio in For Few Dollars More the second of the trilogy made by Sergio Leone. Volontè here is able to give a great performance in a character that all the actors who have played in the different versions of this piece were all overacting. This Georges Simenon piece of crime fiction is magistrally interpreted by others very good actors all coming from theater, something not anymore usual nowadays. I recommend the vision of this drama.
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