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How to Kill a Judge (1975)

Perché si uccide un magistrato (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 5 February 1975 (Italy)
The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film ... See full summary »

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Damiano Damiani (story), Fulvio Gicca Palli (screenplay) (as Fulvio Gicca-Palli) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Giacomo Solaris
Françoise Fabian ... Antonia Traini
Pierluigi Aprà Pierluigi Aprà ... Asst. Prosecutor Guidice di Tonarre
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi ... Sen. Derrasi
Ennio Balbo Ennio Balbo ... Inquisitorial Magistrate
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Meloria the Attorney
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... Dr. Valgardeni
Tano Cimarosa ... Tano Barra
Mico Cundari Mico Cundari ... Editor of the Sicilia Notte
Eva Czemerys ... Sibilla (as Eva Cemerys)
Enrico DiMarco Enrico DiMarco ... Journalist who Wears Glasses (as Enrico Di Marco Proietti)
Claudio Gora ... Film Actor Playing State Prosecutor
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi ... State Prosecutor Alberto Traini-Luiz
Salvatore Moscardini Salvatore Moscardini ... Toruzzo the Chauffeur (as Salvatore Moscadini)
Claudio Nicastro ... The Party Secretary
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The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film seized, but then he winds up dead, in a fashion just like that in Solaris's movie. Solaris realizes that corrupt political forces are pulling strings, for his friends begin to die in grisly ways. Will he learn the truth about the murder of the judge in time? Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 February 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Matar um Juiz See more »

Filming Locations:

Messina, Sicily, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Capital, Rizzoli Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Where is the truth?
4 March 2007 | by esteban1747See all my reviews

During the 70s several films related to life in Sicily and Mafia's misdoing were made, most of them starred by Franco Nero. Probably this was the best acting period for Nero. The present film is a bit different from the others, its plot is original and I found it quite interesting. Giacomo Solaris (Nero) is a film-maker very much interested in all Mafia's deals. As a result of his work he came to some conclusions and assertions with a film he made regarding a Sicilian magistrate, and from here the plot starts and you will follow it in a labyrinth of issues. The film is also interesting because it shows the differences of the people speaking Italian from the North with the Sicilian population. For example, Nero pronounces Italian well while the Sicilians have a particular accent due to the influence of their local dialect. It also reflects well the environment in Sicilian towns. May be a modest film compared to others but good to see it.


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