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Why? (1971)

Detenuto in attesa di giudizio (original title)
The surveyor Giuseppe Di Noi experiments the troubles of the Italian Justice System of the '70s while back in Italy for a vacation.

Director:

Nanni Loy
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alberto Sordi ... Giuseppe Di Noi
Elga Andersen ... Ingrid Di Noi
Andrea Aureli ... Guardia
Lino Banfi ... Direttore del carcere di Sagunto
Antonio Casagrande Antonio Casagrande ... Giudice
Mario Pisu Mario Pisu ... Psichiatra
Michele Gammino ... Don Paolo
Tano Cimarosa ... Un secondino
Gianni Bonagura Gianni Bonagura ... Avv. Sallustio Giordana (as Gianfelice Bonagura)
Nino Formicola Nino Formicola
Silvio Spaccesi Silvio Spaccesi ... Maresciallo
Nazzareno Natale Nazzareno Natale ... Saverio
Giovanni Pallavicino
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Storyline

Giuseppe Di Noi, an Italian land surveyor who has lived in Sweden for the past seven years, goes to his native country with his Swedish wife and children for his holidays. At the border he is however jailed for no apparent reason. He thus begins a nightmarish kafkian experience while he's moved from one prison to another, subject to any humiliation and violence. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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From the Producer of "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" and the Director of "The Four Days of Naples" A New Dimension in Suspense!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 October 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Why? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Documento Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A holiday in jail!
17 August 2018 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

It's not at all Comedy, it's just pure Drama. A particular role for Alberto Sordi, a great great actor of Comedy. Beautiful blonde Elga Andersen also has a special role here, different than in other movies. Lino Banfi as the director of the prison and Tano Cimarosa in the role of an obtuse and evil guard are both very good.


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