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How to Kill a Judge (1975)

Perché si uccide un magistrato (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 5 February 1975 (Italy)
The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film ... See full summary »

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Damiano Damiani (story), Fulvio Gicca Palli (screenplay) (as Fulvio Gicca-Palli) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Giacomo Solaris
Françoise Fabian ... Antonia Traini
Pierluigi Aprà Pierluigi Aprà ... Asst. Prosecutor Guidice di Tonarre
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi ... Sen. Derrasi
Ennio Balbo Ennio Balbo ... Inquisitorial Magistrate
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Meloria the Attorney
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... Dr. Valgardeni
Tano Cimarosa ... Tano Barra
Mico Cundari Mico Cundari ... Editor of the Sicilia Notte
Eva Czemerys ... Sibilla (as Eva Cemerys)
Enrico DiMarco Enrico DiMarco ... Journalist who Wears Glasses (as Enrico Di Marco Proietti)
Claudio Gora ... Film Actor Playing State Prosecutor
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi ... State Prosecutor Alberto Traini-Luiz
Salvatore Moscardini Salvatore Moscardini ... Toruzzo the Chauffeur (as Salvatore Moscadini)
Claudio Nicastro ... The Party Secretary
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The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film seized, but then he winds up dead, in a fashion just like that in Solaris's movie. Solaris realizes that corrupt political forces are pulling strings, for his friends begin to die in grisly ways. Will he learn the truth about the murder of the judge in time? Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 February 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Matar um Juiz See more »

Filming Locations:

Messina, Sicily, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Capital, Rizzoli Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Not enough from Damiani
2 October 2006 | by nirelizovSee all my reviews

I really love Damiani movies, I think that he is the best director from Italy that deals with the Mafia and political crimes, in a very realistic approach. His movies are always an intellectual feast for the mind. Unfortently Perché Si uccide un magistrato is not the case. The movie is to say the least boring and long. The story idea is very interesting, Franco Nero plays a director whose last film foreseen the murder of a supreme judge. It is the old question of propaganda cinema, is it really effecting and makes a difference. But as the story evolves we meet so many character's and politician, that it is getting confusing at times and misses the point. Franco Nero is charming as usually but even his passionate acting could not lift this movie from his problems. I was also expecting for some Italian grim action, but I was disappointed to find non, and I mean it. I cannot recommend this movie, but I can recommend on 2 other political/Mafia movies of Damiano 1) "A confession of a police commissioner". 2) "A man on his knee". If you can put your hands on them you will be rewarded.


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