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The Tough and the Mighty (1969)

Barbagia (La società del malessere) (original title)
Based on the story of real life Sardinian bandit Graziano Mesina.

Director:

Carlo Lizzani

Writers:

Giuseppe Fiori (freely adapted from the book "La Societa del Malessere" by), Dino Maiuri (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Graziano Cassitta
Don Backy ... Miguel Lopez
Frank Wolff ... Spina
Rossana Martini Rossana Martini ... Nino's Wife (as Rossana Krisman)
Helena Ronee ... Anania (as Helena Ronee')
Gabriele Tinti ... Nanni Ripari
Clelia Matania ... Graziano's Mother
Rosalba Neri ... Prostitute
Franco Silva ... Arecu
Tano Cimarosa ... Cartana
Ezio Sancrotti Ezio Sancrotti ... Nino Benedetto
Attilio Dottesio ... Nino's Father
Marco Sancrotti Marco Sancrotti
Peter Martell ... Antonio Masala
Remo De Angelis ... Giovanni Cassita
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Storyline

Based on the story of real life Sardinian bandit Graziano Mesina.

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 54591 delivered on 16-9-1969. See more »

Quotes

Graziano Cassita: They say a shepard uses his bed only 3 times in his life.....when he's born....on his wedding night......and when he dies.
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Connections

Referenced in Turbo Zombi - Tampons of the Dead (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Applausi
Written by Claudio Cavallaro and Luciano Beretta
Performed by I Camaleonti
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very enjoyable and dramatic move to understand the Barbagia bandits
28 September 2014 | by vernettoSee all my reviews

two things I really enjoyed in this movie: one is the acting of Terence Hill, very energetic and dramatic. The other is the effort to give a historical and political background to the story of the "bandit" Graziano Mesina. The introdution to the movie says ""The Barbagia is the innermost area of Sardinia ... it's a corner of Europe but does not belong to Europe. Here the European culture has not penetrated. From the 4th century BC Sardinia has undergone many dominations. But the rulers, the oppressors, they were never able to conquer the Barbagia. In the rest of Sardinia the populations were affected by the costumes of the rulers, are the Sardi collaborators, before Africanized, Semiticized, Romanized, then later Spanish-ized, piedmont-ized, and now Americanized. The Barbagia instead is the land of the resistance. The Barbagia shepherds might perhaps be at the year zero of technology civilization, but sure they are the year 3000 of their civilization, and that a civilization with barbaric aspects.".

The movie explains also how these "bandits" were in reality maneuvered by much more sophisticated criminals, who finally dropped their help to a uncontrollable Graziano.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 September 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandits in Sardinia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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