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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

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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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.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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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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Cemo Film See more »
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Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Uconventional detective story under the scorching Sicilian sun
29 March 2011 | by cezy_urSee all my reviews

"A Ciascuno il suo" is based on the homonymous book by Leonardo Sciascia, and just like many of the author's books is an unconventional detective story aimed at unveiling the hypocrisy and immorality of Sicilian society. The story begins with a man showing his friends a few threat letters. A few days later he gets shot together with one of his friends, a chemist. The murder is filed under "honour crime" (delitto d'onore) a murder committed out of passion and jealousy, and a peasant is convicted for it. Gian Maria Volonté is an awkward school professor who believes in the peasant's innocence, and decides to investigate the crime. His infatuation with the beautiful wife of the victim also plays a part in his decision to solve the mystery. As the story unveils, he will discover unpleasant truths, but will continue with the investigation despite all dangers. Volonté is as formidable as always, changing his accent and posture to fit the part. But the real protagonist is the Sicilian landscape in all its harsh brightness. The cinematography is such that we can almost feel the wind, the sun and the dryness of the air. When I first watched this film I wondered whether anyone who was not Sicilian or familiar with Sciascia's writing would understand all its complexity, but Elio Petri does a masterful job in transposing the book.


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