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  (in credits order)

Valerio Mastandrea ... Luigi Calabresi

Pierfrancesco Favino ... Giuseppe Pinelli
Michela Cescon ... Licia Pinelli

Giorgio Colangeli ... Federico Umberto D'Amato

Laura Chiatti ... Gemma Calabresi

Fabrizio Gifuni ... Aldo Moro
Omero Antonutti ... Giuseppe Saragat

Luigi Lo Cascio ... Giudice Paolillo
Thomas Trabacchi ... Marco Nozza
Giorgio Marchesi ... Franco Freda
Giorgio Tirabassi ... Il professore

Fausto Russo Alesi ... Guido Giannettini
Denis Fasolo ... Giovanni Ventura
Giulia Lazzarini ... La madre di Giuseppe Pinelli
Andreapietro Anselmi ... Guido Lorenzon
Diego Ribon ... Giudice Giancarlo Stiz
Sergio Solli ... Marcello Guida
Claudio Casadio ... Brigadiere Carlo Mainardi
Antonio Pennarella ... Panessa

Corrado Invernizzi ... Giudice Pietro Calogero
Stefano Scandaletti ... Pietro Valpreda
Giacinto Ferro ... Antonino Allegra

Luca Zingaretti ... Medico del tribunale
Edoardo Natoli ... Mario Merlino
Benedetta Buccellato ... Camilla Cederna
Alessio Vitale ... Pasquale Valitutti
Bruno Torrisi ... Colonnello Pio Alferano

Francesco Salvi ... Cornelio Rolandi
Marco Zannoni ... Junio Valerio Borghese
Fabrizio Parenti ... Giangiacomo Feltrinelli
Gianni Musy ... Confessore di Moro
Gianmaria Martini ... Enrico Rovelli
Giovanni Visentin ... Maggiore
Paolo Bonanni ... Tenente savinio Lograno
Giovanni Federico ... Brigadiere Pietro Muccilli
Angelo Pisani ... Vicebrigadiere Giuseppe Caracuta
Bob Marchese ... Giudice Carlo Biotti
Davide Paganini ... Agente Salvatore Ippolito
Maurizio Tabani ... Ingegnere Teonestro Cerri
Francesco Sciacca ... Nino Sottosanti
Marcello Prayer ... Stefano Delle Chiaie
Giovanni Anzaldo ... Anarchico
Lorenzo Gioielli ... Giudice della procura
Vittorio Ciorcalo ... Aldo Palumbo
Gianluigi Fogacci ... Corrado Stajano
Irmo Bogino ... Giampaolo Pansa

Alessandro Bressanello ... Mariano Rumor
Roberto Sbaratto ... Maresciallo Alvise Munari
Riccardo Maranzana ... Avvocato di Lorenzon
Riccardo Cicogna ... Guelfo (as Riccardo Von Hoenning Cicogna)
Miro Landoni ... Luigi Gui
Lollo Franco ... Franco Restivo
Giovanni Capalbo ... Generale Guido Vedovato
Edoardo Rossi ... Ruggero Pan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jul Agon ... Alonto
Francesco Catraro ... Autarchico

Nicola Selenu ... Walk-on Actor

Directed by
Marco Tullio Giordana 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paolo Cucchiarelli  book
Marco Tullio Giordana  screenplay
Sandro Petraglia  screenplay
Stefano Rulli  screenplay

Produced by
Fabio Massimo Cacciatori .... executive producer
Marco Chimenz .... producer
Fabio Conversi .... co-producer
Matteo De Laurentiis .... executive producer
Gina Gardini .... executive producer
Giovanni Stabilini .... producer
Riccardo Tozzi .... producer
Cinematography by
Roberto Forza 
Film Editing by
Francesca Calvelli 
Casting by
Barbara Melega 
Production Design by
Giancarlo Basili 
Costume Design by
Francesca Sartori 
Makeup Department
Enrico Iacoponi .... key makeup artist
Michela Maucione .... assistant hair stylist
Peter Nicastro .... hair stylist
Alessandra Vita .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Fabio Carlà .... second unit manager
Christian Giuliani .... unit manager
Francesca Romana Miani .... production secretary
Francesco Morbilli .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Orsa Cousin .... third assistant director
Matteo Peirone .... third assistant director
Edoardo Petti .... second assistant director
Francesca Polic Greco .... first assistant director
Art Department
Stefano Carbonaro .... propman
Cosimo Giannuzzi .... construction manager
Sound Department
Jacopo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Luca Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Massimo Anzellotti .... foley artist
Fulgenzio Ceccon .... sound recordist
Giuseppe D'Amato .... dialogue co-editor
Gizzi Luca .... boom operator
Fabio Pagotto .... dialogue co-editor
Paolo Segat .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Luca Ricci .... special effects coordinator
Elio Terribili .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Fabio Luongo .... senior compositor
Francesco Antonio Maggi .... digital compositor
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Federica Nisi .... visual effects coordinator
Federico Toraldo .... digital compositor
Paola Trisoglio .... visual effects producer
David Ambrosi .... stunt coordinator
Mauro Aversano .... stunts
Alessandro Borgese .... stunts
Mauro Caterini .... stunts
Eros Conforti .... stunts
Jacqueline Freda .... stunts (as Jaqueline Freda)
Jacqueline Freda .... stunts
Riccardo Mioni .... stunts
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts
Marco Pancrazi .... stunts
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Emiliano Canevari Intoppa .... focus puller camera "b"
Vincenzo Carpineta .... camera operator
Luca Dell'Oro .... steadicam operator
Ezio Gamba .... camera operator
Romano Molter .... assistant camera: "d" camera
Esther Venanzi .... assistant camera
Davide Zanetti .... second assistant camera operator: "a" camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aurelia Laurenti .... seamstress
Elena Pascaniuc .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Angelo Francavilla .... digital colorist
Claudio Misantoni .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Joshua Berman .... music coordinator
Goffredo Gibellini .... score engineer & mixer
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Luigi Lombardi d'Aquino .... music assistant
Other crew
Joshua Berman .... co-production supervisor
Federica Cinquepalmi .... production coordinator
Claudia Croce .... production assistant
Lourenco De Almeida .... backstage director
Marcello Di Carlo .... location scout
Clemence Forestier .... chief financial officer: Babe films
Alberto Martin .... assistant production secretary
Erica Negri .... development coordinator
Christian Peritore .... location manager
Andrea Piria .... first assistant accountant
Nathanaël Poupin .... business & legal affairs
Taurino Stefano .... production assistant
Antonia Tammaro .... production accountant
Giacomo R. Bartocci .... rushes runner (uncredited)
Alessio Boni .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Romanzo di una strage" - Italy (original title)
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129 min
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Kim Rossi Stuart was originally cast as Luigi Calabresi. He was subsequently replaced by Valerio Mastandrea. Mastandrea was also a last-minute replacement for Rossi Stuart in The First Beautiful Thing (2010).See more »


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Large scale historical political thriller, 28 August 2012
Author: julian wood from sydney, australia

The Piazza Fontana – The Italian Conspiracy Italy has always been a turbulent country politically. After all, this is the country that gave us Machiavelli wrote the textbook for manipulating power and for scheming in politics. It is also a country which has had its fair share of extra-parliamentary and street politics. All this forms the backdrop to director Marco Tullio Giordana's highly accomplished political thriller the Piazza Fontana. The film is set in the period at the very end of the 1960's. This is the time of the Marxist and anarchist revolutionary Red Brigades who are busy blowing up banks and official residences in an attempt to bring down the state. They are matched on the other end of the political spectrum by right wingers who want to resurrect the Fascism of the Mussolini era and who add to the confusion by infiltrating the left wing cells. What should be managing all this is the liberal state but it is weak in the era and it is afraid that the centre cannot hold. Giordana brings these large abstract forces into human focus by skillful use of strong central characters and by keeping the balance between action scenes (there is a brilliantly-filmed opening riot sequence) and political ruminations. We follow the lives of all the players in the situation from the trouble investigator, through the Anarchist cells and the politicians in their grand offices. Some of the parts are characters created for the drama but historical figures are also portrayed, such as Aldo Moro (Fabrizio Gifuni) who, of course, came to a sticky end at the hands of the terrorists a few years after the period covered in this film. That is one of the problems of covering real events and over such a long span. The film has to rely on lots of captions to resolve the narrative which feels unsatisfactory compared to dramatizing it. Nevertheless, this is much more than just a history lesson. It is full of well acted, tense dialogue-heavy scenes that draw us in. In that sense it has a passing resemblance to the recent Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. This film even adopts a slightly similar lighting scheme and palette, with its steely blues and greys and its claustrophobic scenes in darkened rooms. The subject matter is fascinating but even if you don't know or care about Italian politics this is a gripping and very well made film.

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