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In the Name of the Italian People (1971)

In nome del popolo italiano (original title)
An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate ... See full summary »

Director:

Dino Risi

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (screenplay) (as Age), Agenore Incrocci (story) (as Age) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ugo Tognazzi ... Mariano Bonifazi
Vittorio Gassman ... Lorenzo Santenocito
Ely Galleani ... Silvana Lazzorini
Yvonne Furneaux ... Lavinia Santenocito
Michele Cimarosa Michele Cimarosa ... Maresciallo Casciatelli
Renato Baldini ... Ragionier Cerioni
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi ... Professor Rivaroli
Maria Teresa Albani Maria Teresa Albani ... Silvana's mother (as M. Teresa Albani)
Checco Durante Checco Durante ... Archivista Pironti
Simonetta Stefanelli ... 'Giugi' Santenocito
Edda Ferronao Edda Ferronao ... Cameriera di Santenocito
Enrico Ragusa Enrico Ragusa ... Riziero Santenocito
Piero Nuti Piero Nuti ... Santenocito's Lawyer
Franco Angrisano Franco Angrisano ... Giudice Colombo (as Franco Angrisani)
Gianfilippo Carcano Gianfilippo Carcano ... Silvana's Father (as G. Filippo Carcano)
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An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate have it in him to go against impossible odds, in the name of the Italian people he represents? Written by Artemis-9

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

18 December 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

En nombre del pueblo italiano See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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La sagra di Giarabub
Written by Mario Ruccione (as Ruccione), Ferrante Alvaro De Torres (as De Torres) and Alberto Simeoni (as Simeone)
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Scary - as time goes by!...
19 January 2003 | by Artemis-9See all my reviews

Dino Risi said, when his film was first shown (1971): «This is more or less the picture of Italy these days.»

When I saw this film (1975), I wondered why it had taken four years for such a well done film (action, dialogue, script, realistic acting, thrilling sequences) to be shown in France, and other Western European countries. Weren't all democracies, full of law and order, wishing to back magistrates like the one portrayed in the movie? He was not particularly bright, or courageous, or whatever is needed to be a symbol. No, he was a simple man, invested of some authority, wishing to do the job for what he was paid for: smelling a dead rat when there was one, hidden under a luxurious carpet.

Remembering this film now (2003), when the European politics, and Italian relations between government and magistrates is what it is, makes me wonder why no one is releasing this master piece in DVD and VHS?!... It should be mandatory viewing in all Law Schools.


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