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We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)

A ciascuno il suo (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 28 February 1968 (USA)
A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.

Director:

Elio Petri

Writers:

Leonardo Sciascia (novel), Elio Petri (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Prof. Paolo Laurana
Irene Papas ... Luisa Roscio
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Avvocato Rosello
Laura Nucci ... Madre di Roscio
Mario Scaccia ... Prete
Luigi Pistilli ... Arturo Manno
Leopoldo Trieste ... Deputato Comunista
Giovanni Pallavicino Giovanni Pallavicino ... Raganà
Tanina Zappalà Tanina Zappalà
Luciana Scalise Luciana Scalise ... Rosina
Orio Cannarozzo Orio Cannarozzo ... La Marca
Anna Rivero Anna Rivero ... Signora Manno
Michele Jannucci Michele Jannucci
Franco Tranchina Franco Tranchina ... Dr. Antonio Roscio
Carlo Ferro Carlo Ferro
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Storyline

Sicilia, late '60s. Two men are killed during a hunting party. The hurried inquiry indicates that it was a killing made for 'honor' reasons. Paolo Laurana is a leftist professor not convinced of the official truth and starts investigating by himself. He finds some help from a solicitor, Mr. Rosello. While investigating, he is fascinated by Luisa, the widow of one of the victims. But the reality is too different from what Laurana could imagine. Reality includes not only the mafia and corrupt politicians, but also Church connections. The reality is that there could be only one end for Laurana. It won't take long. Written by 1felco

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Sicily is a small island. Some people live there. Some people love there. Some people die there.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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My misfortune was to pick this film to watch the night after watching, Illustrious Corpses
10 November 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This is a good, solid, beautifully photographed crime thriller. My misfortune was to pick this film to watch the night after watching, Illustrious Corpses. Now that Italian political crime thriller made in 1976 and based upon a book by Leonardo Sciascia is a near faultless classic with deep undertones and a broad scope that is simply a joy to watch. This, it turns out, is another film based upon another book by Leonardo Sciascia from 1967. How much more sensible it would have been to watch this one first. The thing is there is nothing wrong with this film except it is also about too easily explained killings that the lead character sets out to investigate and in the process overturns a hornets' nest, but there is much less action, intrigue and politics. Gian Maria Velonte is excellent as the professor who takes it upon himself to get involved when most people seem not to care. Interestingly this was the film that helped to lift this actor into more 'serious' films, after having made many spaghetti westerns, one of the last being face to Face also from 1967 when he also played a professor.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Still Kill the Old Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Cefalù, Palermo, Sicily, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Cemo Film See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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