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I Am Afraid (1977)

Io ho paura (original title)
Journey into the fears of the escort agent Graziano, guilty of knowing too much.

Director:

Damiano Damiani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Brigadiere Ludovico Graziano
Erland Josephson ... Judge Cancedda
Mario Adorf ... Judge Moser
Angelica Ippolito Angelica Ippolito ... Gloria
Paola Arduini Paola Arduini ... Irma Caterini
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... Major Masseria
Bruno Corazzari ... La Rosa
Laura De Marchi ... Elsa Meroni
Aldo Farina Aldo Farina
Giuseppe Fazio Giuseppe Fazio ... Pastorino
Paolo Malco ... Caligari
Raffaele Di Mario Raffaele Di Mario ... Colonel Ruiz
Joe Sentieri Joe Sentieri ... Tognon (as Rino Sentieri)
Laura Trotter ... The self - styled Fiancée of Lunardi
Aldo Valletti ... The Prison Governor
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Journey into the fears of the escort agent Graziano, guilty of knowing too much.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 October 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am Afraid See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Auro Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Cult Movie!!!
9 November 2007 | by tuco73See all my reviews

"Io ho paura" means "I am scared"... It is a terrific movie which tries to summarize some of the totally real (despite the disclaimer at the titles end, significantly put below the main title "I am scared"...) links between secret services, criminality & politics. This link we now know, has been real throughout the 70's and is not just alive now, but more complex, as it appears that it now includes also banks, mafia and masonry. Gian Maria Volonte' gives one of his best performances, playing the scared policeman who unwillingly becomes aware of secrets which he perfectly knows might lead him to his death. Riz Ortolani's score is as usual perfect. Damiano Damiani direction is secure as the movie never drops its rhythm and the ending is tough, but a great one. Damiani will later direct the serial on mafia called "PIOVRA", a huge success in Italy and abroad in the 80s. "Io ho paura" is a fantastic and unknown movie with tension, great acting, a perfect score and an alarming accusation message, still real, on the deviation of our society. 10/10


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