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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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Tremendous
3 January 2001 | by rundbauchdodoSee all my reviews

This film is Damiano Damiani's finest "mafia-film". He directed several movies of the crime-thriller-subgenre, which are all very interesting, but this one is a true masterpiece, with Gian Maria Volonté touchingly convincing as a policeman who uncovers corruption and begins to live in great fear for his life.

Mario Adorf is cool as always as a suspect attorney, and Damiani increases tension perfectly until the riveting climax. The realistic film is also very melancholy in a way, which makes it even more believable.

While Enzo G. Castellari's superb "La Polizia Incrimina, la Legge Assolve" is the crown of the Italian poliziotteschi (police thrillers) of the 1970s, this highly recommended film is the same for the Italian "mafia-film" of that period.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 October 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Production Co:

Auro Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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