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Una storia semplice (1991)

Returning from abroad to Sicily, a former diplomat informs the police about a strange discovery he has just made. The next day, police inspector Lepri comes to the man's place and finds him... See full summary »

Director:

Emidio Greco

Writers:

Leonardo Sciascia (novel), Andrea Barbato (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Gian Maria Volontè ... Carmelo Franzò
Ennio Fantastichini Ennio Fantastichini ... Police Chief
Ricky Tognazzi ... Brigadier Lepri
Massimo Dapporto Massimo Dapporto ... Superintendent
Massimo Ghini ... Traveling Salesman
Paolo Graziosi ... Carabinieri Colonel
Gianluca Favilla Gianluca Favilla ... Attorney
Gianmarco Tognazzi Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Roccella's son
Omero Antonutti ... Father Cricco
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Policeman
Macha Méril ... Roccella's mother
Giovanni Alamia Giovanni Alamia
Francesco Gabriele
Laura Landolfi Laura Landolfi
Cathy Marchand Cathy Marchand
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Returning from abroad to Sicily, a former diplomat informs the police about a strange discovery he has just made. The next day, police inspector Lepri comes to the man's place and finds him dead. Has he committed suicide? While conducting his investigation, Lepri happens to suspect his own commissioner - Meanwhile, a train comes to a stop somewhere in the countryside because of a malfunctioning signal. A motorist decides to alert the station master but he too is found dead, as well as another railway agent. For the police, the driver cannot but be linked to those mysterious deaths. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Great mistery move from last Leonardo Sciascia book
30 June 2003 | by shyguy-3See all my reviews

This is a great movie. We have another great performance by Gian Maria Volonte, and all the young cast (actually all of them are among the best italian actors) worked very well around him. It's a nice mistery movie, that tells Sicily in Sciascia's way. 8 out of 10.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 September 1991 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Simple Story See more »

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Dolby

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