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The Five Days (1973)

Le cinque giornate (original title)
In the chaos of the final days of the Italian revolution a thief and a baker hook up and travel the streets of Milan witnessing the historic events, which quickly take a dark turn.

Director:

Dario Argento

Writers:

Enzo Ungari (story), Dario Argento (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriano Celentano ... Cainazzo
Enzo Cerusico Enzo Cerusico ... Romolo Marcelli
Marilù Tolo ... The Countess
Luisa De Santis ... Pregnant Woman
Glauco Onorato ... Zampino
Carla Tatò Carla Tatò ... The Widow
Sergio Graziani Sergio Graziani ... Baron Tranzunto
Germano Altomanni Germano Altomanni
Salvatore Baccaro ... Garafino
Loredana Martinez Loredana Martinez ... (as Loredana Martínez)
Guglielmo Bardella Guglielmo Bardella
Loredana Benacca Loredana Benacca
Ugo Bologna ... Official at victory celebratiom
Luca Bonicalzi Luca Bonicalzi
Renato Paracchi Renato Paracchi
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In the chaos of the final days of the Italian revolution a thief and a baker hook up and travel the streets of Milan witnessing the historic events, which quickly take a dark turn.

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Comedy | Drama | History

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The façade of Milan Cathedral is shown with today's appearance, but it was not finished in 1848. See more »

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Only Deviation From Giallo Genre For Dario Argento
24 November 2000 | by eibon09See all my reviews

Dario Argento wanted to do something different after completing the Animal trilogy. He wanted to do a film that got away from the confines of the giallo and was for the Italian viewer only. Dario decided for this kind of film to be a period piece called Le Cinque Giornate/Five Days in Milan(1973). Dario's work on the excellent Once Upon a Time in the West(1969) played a big part in the making of the movie.

Five Days in Milan(1973) shares many traits with a Sergio Leone film known as A Fistful of Dynamite(1972). The story takes place during the Italian Revolution of 1848. It tried to copy the style of The Wild Bunch(1969) without the same results of success. The story by Dario Argento is not as good as some of the stories for his best Giallos.

The acting is average and the acting of the lead actor is not very good. The director did this film because of a feeling that the Giallo had run its course and was done. Argento tried to do a remake of Frankenstein before embarking to do another Giallo that would be better then the three previous ones of Bird With The Crystal Plumage(1969), Cat O'Nine Tails(1970), and 4 Flies on Grey Velvet(1972). Five Days of Milan(1973) is an unique film by Dario Argento that is for Dario Argento fans only.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Five Days of Milan See more »

Filming Locations:

Pavia, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Seda Spettacoli See more »
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2.35 : 1
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