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Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

Sacco e Vanzetti (original title)
The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

Fabrizio Onofri (story), Giuliano Montaldo (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Nicola Sacco
Cyril Cusack ... Frederick Katzmann
Rosanna Fratello Rosanna Fratello ... Rosa Sacco
Geoffrey Keen ... Judge Webster Thayer
Milo O'Shea ... Fred Moore
William Prince ... William Thompson
Claude Mann Claude Mann ... Journalist
Edward Jewesbury ... Alvan T. Fuller
Armenia Balducci Armenia Balducci ... Virginia
Valentino Orfeo Valentino Orfeo
Pier Giovanni Anchisi Pier Giovanni Anchisi ... Membro Comitato Difesa (as Piero Archisi)
Desmond Perry Desmond Perry
John Harvey John Harvey
Felicity Mason Felicity Mason
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Storyline

In 1920, the anarchist Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volonté) are sentenced to death, falsely accused of a robbery and murder. Indeed they are condemned due to their political beliefs, in one of the most shameful and hypocrite judgments of the human history. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

16 March 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This co-production was the final film for the Italian production company Jolly Film. See more »

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Execution of people does not destroy ideas
7 February 2018 | by tonytaesserSee all my reviews

I think these political ideas no longer exist in the present time ; Now many people know it is not necessary to adhere to a particular policy to claim your right to economic prosperity and your right to express opinion but for the time when these events took place these two simple factors had only one chance belonging to one of the political groups that can achieve their ideas for some liberation from the owners of capital and this movement was anarchist . As a viewer I do not know about anarchism except for some surface information which made me feel a bit alienated in the details of the film ; In general than I had read about them they did not believe in institutions or any governmental supervision ; for example the anarchist was calling for the cancellation of teachers from schools and that the student is responsible for the collection of his own science ; despite the absurdity of these ideas it is said that there are some names that have a good reputation such as the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy who believe these ideas . The problem of Sacco and Vanzetti were facing political system which wanted to destroy these ideas which meant destroying Sacco and Vanzetti ..


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