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L'istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi (1971)

Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

Director:

Damiano Damiani

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Damiano Damiani (screenplay), Massimo De Rita (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Vanzi
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Pesenti
Georges Wilson ... Campoloni (as George Wilson)
John Steiner ... Biro
Ferruccio De Ceresa Ferruccio De Ceresa ... Warden
Antonio Casale ... Ventura
Daniele Dublino ... Brigadiere
Piero Nuti Piero Nuti ... Doctor
Luigi Zerbinati Luigi Zerbinati ... Zagarella
Patrizia Adiutori ... MiIena
Renata Zamengo Renata Zamengo ... Sabina
Cristina Peruzzi Cristina Peruzzi
Vincenzo Basile Vincenzo Basile
Gianpiero Bettega Gianpiero Bettega ... (as Giampaolo Bettega)
Ennio Colaianni Ennio Colaianni ... Prison Guard
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Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 October 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Case Is Closed, Forget It See more »

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Fair Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 59118 delivered on 13 October 1971. See more »

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March of the Toreadors
Written by Georges Bizet
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a most surprising score from Morricone
3 November 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Strong and convincing prison drama from versatile director, Damiano Damiani, he of Bullet For The General, The Witch and How To Kill A Judge, another crime movie starring Franco Nero. Indeed this is more a crime drama than simply a prison movie, even though it takes place on the inside. I've been putting this to the bottom of my viewing list because of the prison element. I'm not a great fans of WIP and men in prison even less but this is not all about the showers and the beatings and the revenge of that sub genre but more about the corruption of the Italian justice system and the extent of organised crime that make it impossible to conduct properly. Great performance from Nero, of course and a most surprising score from Morricone and some may know of this film only because of the non musical nature of it. More or less made up entirely of odd sounds and general sound effects it is nevertheless most effective.


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