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Control (1987)

Il giorno prima (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 14 February 1987 (USA)
Fifteen strangers take part in an experiment to learn whether such a group can survive in a cramped disaster fallout shelter.

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

Piero Angela (screenplay), Piero Angela (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... Mike Zella
Kate Nelligan ... Sarah Howell
Kate Reid ... Camille Dupont
Burt Lancaster ... Dr. Herbert Monroe
Ingrid Thulin ... Mrs. Havemeyer
Erland Josephson ... Swanson
Cyrielle Clair ... Laura Swanson
William Berger ... Mr. Peterson
Jean Benguigui ... Max Bloch
Andréa Ferréol ... Rosy Bloch
Lavinia Segurini Lavinia Segurini ... Eva Bloch
Flavio Bucci ... Herman Pundt
Zeudi Araya Cristaldi ... Sheba (as Zeudi Araya)
Amy Werba Amy Werba ... Greta Hellstrom
Andrea Occhipinti ... Matteo
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Storyline

An experiment of psychological effects under stressfull conditions in a shelter. When fifteen strangers are put into a nuclear shelter to see how long they can survive without interaction with the outside, things work out fine. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Control See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

After the special bulletin on TV announcing the incoming nuclear attack, we can hear Jamie tell his mother: "It's an atom bomb and it's headed for here!" but his lip movements say something else. See more »

Quotes

Rose Bloch: Filet mignon! With sauce béarnaise!
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Soundtracks

Dreamer
(G. Sims/Ennio Morricone)
Sung by Blizzard
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Important ideas in this movie
31 March 2006 | by dsnicolSee all my reviews

I saw this movie almost 20 years ago and I cannot say that I remember any great acting or technical excellence. However, I remember that I felt mesmerized by it's ambiance and that the ending declares important thoughts that are just as relevant today. We are missing the point. Just as it does not help in 1987 to build fallout shelters because they only cause other problems that are greater for the future, it does not help to feed and immunize millions of the world's poor today if we have no food for their children and grandchildren tomorrow. Technology and fairness cannot solve these problems today, just as fairness (letting everybody in) cannot work in a fallout shelter. Our Earth is a lifeboat, and there are only finite seats in any vessel. This is neither cruel nor selfish. It is a simple declaration of truth. The sooner our policies face the truth, the sooner the suffering will end.


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