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Francesco is an active entrepreneur in the building industry. His firm is near to collapse if it won't win a deal to build a new school complex. It needs at least 60 Mn Lire (30k Euro) to ... See full summary »

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Ricky Tognazzi

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Graziano Diana (screenplay), Francesco Taurisano (idea) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Francesco
Sabrina Ferilli ... Miriam
Luca Zingaretti ... Sergio
Ricky Memphis ... Claudio
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri ... Sauro
Francesco Venditti Francesco Venditti ... Robertino
Violante Placido ... Laura
Vittorio Amandola ... Antiquario
Giuseppe Manfridi Giuseppe Manfridi ... Brizzi
Marilyn Pater Marilyn Pater ... Consuelo
Giuppy Izzo Giuppy Izzo ... Daniela
Antonello Morroni Antonello Morroni ... Faina
Frank Karla Frank Karla ... Direttore banca
Alex Partexano Alex Partexano ... Ragioniere
Guia Jelo Guia Jelo ... Pellicciaia
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Storyline

Francesco is an active entrepreneur in the building industry. His firm is near to collapse if it won't win a deal to build a new school complex. It needs at least 60 Mn Lire (30k Euro) to participate to the deal, but all the banks refuse to lend the money it needs. A corrupted bank employee introduces Francesco to Claudio, apparently an assistant of Sergio, Francesco's old school friend. Sergio is an accountant available to lend Francesco the money he needs. Francesco wins the deal. But soon he will discover Claudio isn't what he says he is. At the end the cost to pay will be too high and will make his family running high risks. Written by 1felco

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Official Sites:

Cecchi Gori Group

Country:

Italy | France | Belgium

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 February 1996 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Strangled Lives See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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An ambitious '' heel '' and his moves around a building company,set in Rome and surroundings.
30 November 2005 | by proiezionistidotcomSee all my reviews

This is a solid movie,living on the afflatus of a in-the-role Luca Zingaretti and natural acting of all characters : watch it in a subtitled copy to truly taste the Rome slang.Some rude scenes,appreciated.Effective dialogs. The film recreates the mood of 80's huge successful series ''LaPiovra'' ,ten years later (curiosity:Violante Placido,daughter of Michele,acts here).It's a show-up for the most representative actors in the Italian scene ,Sabrina Ferilli,an icon in Italian cinema,born in Rome.And Luca Zingaretti,whose hit with ''Commissario Montalbano'' was still to come. The film acts compact like a punch.Interpreters are well casted ,they get on each other perfectly,presence of some real-life ties between them helps.


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