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Piazza delle cinque lune (2003)

One of the main players in Italian politics, Aldo Moro, gets kidnapped and murdered by terrorists. One judge finds evidence that put new dangerous light on the case.

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Renzo Martinelli
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Credited cast:
Donald Sutherland ... Rosario Sarracino
Giancarlo Giannini ... Branco
Stefania Rocca ... Fernanda
Aisha Cerami Aisha Cerami ... Ombretta
F. Murray Abraham ... Entita'
Greg Wise ... Francesco Doni
Nicola Di Pinto ... Antiquario
Federica Martinelli Federica Martinelli ... Tecnico informatico
Philippe Leroy ... Barista
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pino Calabrese Pino Calabrese ... Marini
Pietro Ghislandi Pietro Ghislandi
Ruby Kammer ... Daughter of Fernanda
Marco Rea Marco Rea
Massimo Tellini Massimo Tellini ... Terrorista
Massimiliano Ubaldi Massimiliano Ubaldi ... 1° attentatore killer
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One of the main players in Italian politics, Aldo Moro, gets kidnapped and murdered by terrorists. One judge finds evidence that put new dangerous light on the case.

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Drama | Thriller

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Italian | English

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Praça das Cinco Luas See more »

Filming Locations:

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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Budget:

€16,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Judge Sarracini looks at a painting in a shop and says it's a piece made by a Lorenzetti's follower in XIV century. Actually the style is obviously later, at least XV century or Renaissance. See more »

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sort of JFK for italy
17 August 2005 | by demosthenes_primeSee all my reviews

Piazza delle cinque luna, is an Italian political thriller, which takes a fictional approach to a real event. Focusing, upon the true story of the kidnapping and ultimate death of Italian political leader Aldo Moro, the film imagines a regional judge (played by Donald Sutherland) discovering clues that lead him to a vast conspiracy. Despite fast pacing, interesting (though strangle dubbed) acting , and brilliant cinematography the film fails to transpose itself to wider international stage.

Basically, unless you happen to know something about Italian politics of the 1970s, it is rather like (what I imagine) would be the experience of a Martian watching a fictional film about the assassination of JFK: one is baffled by a mass of evidence in amazing detail- from info about the type bullets, to who kept the sink running in adjacent apartment. (All of which, incidentally, characters apparently pull out of their underpants in the form of files with surreal amounts of information.) Yet, unless one knows enough about the actual history to sort fact from fiction (or to be deeply interested in the tragedy which inspired the story), it strikes one as incompressible jumble of strange and irrelevant facts.

I would only recommend it to a person teaching a course in Italian politics, or who was willing to do some advance googling on the subject, and then I would warn this person that the over all plot is very predictable and the political conspiracy naive. This is too bad because the cinematography and the overall concept are both excellent.

The only reason I rated it as high as I did, is because I appreciate the feeling of dreamlike alienation it caused, but this is clearly not for everyone.


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