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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

Certificate:

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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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good piece, good movie, an italian historical view
9 August 2003 | by marcellowSee all my reviews

Good inquiry movie, talking about the "roaring" '60 when every builder wanted to get richer and richer, basing his success on poor people's needs. It's a constant in Rosi's movies this political touch, but it's not about complaining about one party or the other, but it's more subtly focused on a certain italian laissez-faire in political matters and in social affairs that in some way is still alive today.

Its way of leaving a great space to dialogues and to silent scenes around the city contributes to create a journalistic approach and the witty speeches give the movie an interesting touch.

Well assembled, quite involving, an interesting piece about how power tends to contribute to its power only.

Also an essential view on the 60s and italian postwar society.


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