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Le mani sulla città (1963)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 November 1963 (France)
Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Director:

Francesco Rosi

Writers:

Francesco Rosi (idea), Raffaele La Capria (idea) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rod Steiger ... Edoardo Nottola
Salvo Randone ... De Angelis
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Maglione
Marcello Cannavale Marcello Cannavale ... Amico di Nottola
Dante Di Pinto Dante Di Pinto ... Presidente della Commissione
Alberto Conocchia Alberto Conocchia ... Amico di Nottola
Carlo Fermariello Carlo Fermariello ... De Vita
Terenzio Cordova Terenzio Cordova ... Commissario
Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli ... Amico di Nottola
Angelo D'Alessandro Angelo D'Alessandro ... Balsamo
Vincenzo Metafora Vincenzo Metafora ... Sindaco
Dany París Dany París ... Dany - Amante di Maglione (as Dany Paris)
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Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

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Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 November 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

As Mãos Sobre a Cidade See more »

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Galatea Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 41137 delivered on 10-9-1963. See more »

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completely mesmerising
1 August 2017 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

The first quarter of an hour of this film is completely mesmerising as we see a series of overhead shots of the different sides to the city of Naples and then the incredibly shot building collapse. At the same time we are made aware of the corruption in the building industry and how most of the money ends up in the same place all the time. Rod Steiger plays the main villain of the peace and it is an extraordinary performance. For considerable periods we simply see him prancing about his office, clearly struggling to think of the best way out of the immediate problem, the best way to get more political power and the best way for him and his son to stay on top. he expresses so much, and in such an Italian way, the pressures his constant messing with peoples' lives brings him. There are many fine sequences as the various political factions gang up and then get bought off as the big man inevitably gets his way. I preferred the slightly more fictionalised and later Three Brothers and Illustrious Corpses but this near documentary impression of Italy's boom building phase is very impressive and involving.


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