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Girolimoni, the Monster of Rome (1972)

Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma (original title)
In Mussolini's Rome a murderer is targeting young girls. The movie explores how the fascist mind works, how it plays its values off the sentiment of the masses and explores the role of the press in creating a unified narrative.

Director:

Damiano Damiani
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Complete credited cast:
Nino Manfredi ... Gino Girolimoni
Guido Leontini Guido Leontini ... Apicella
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Gianni Di Meo
Gabriele Lavia ... Tarquinio Tirabosco
Anna Maria Pescatori Anna Maria Pescatori ... Armanda Tirabosco
Luciano Catenacci ... Benito Mussolini
Mario Carotenuto Mario Carotenuto ... Sterbini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Alighiero Carlo Alighiero ... Parrini
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Caccavallo
Silvio Bagolini Silvio Bagolini ... Silvio
Luigi Casellato Luigi Casellato ... Romanutti
Angela Covello ... Sonia
Laura De Marchi ... Bice Tirabosco
Arturo Dominici ... Ing. Jaccarino
Vittorio Duse ... Director of 'Messaggero'
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In Mussolini's Rome a murderer is targeting young girls. The movie explores how the fascist mind works, how it plays its values off the sentiment of the masses and explores the role of the press in creating a unified narrative.

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Crime | Drama | History

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Interesting Damiani Flick
27 December 2015 | by adrianswinglerSee all my reviews

Italian cinema is usually pretty allegorical, so I had to check out a Damiano Damiani movie that was actually about Italian history. It's really a kind of euro-crime movie, set in Mussolini's Rome. The Italian title literally means "Girolimoni, The Monster of Rome". Besides the elements of a euro-crime movie it also serves as a vehicle to think about how things work in a totalitarian society. It's been said of such societies that the more they impose rigid order on the surface, the more they breed chaos below the surface. This movie dramatizes that well. It's worth watching, now late in 2015, as the US moves towards outright fascism with some of the POTUS candidates. It's good to remember what life is like when appearance is very important and facts count for very little. Fascism has come to mean Nazism, and people forget that the first fascist, Mussolini, defined it as "the union of corporate and state interests". It wasn't about racism. If you think that mindset is far from America, just look at the obverse of a Mercury dime coin. That's a Roman fasces, they symbol from which Mussolini took the name of his movement.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 September 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Djirolimoni, Rimski monstrum See more »

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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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