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The Ploy (2016)

La macchinazione (original title)
In the summer of '75 Pier Paolo Pasolini's film, "Salò", is stolen from the lab where he is editing it. This is just the first step of an intricate plan that will bring the great poet to his violent death.

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David Grieco

Writers:

Guido Bulla, David Grieco (story) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Massimo Ranieri ... Pier Paolo Pasolini
Libero De Rienzo ... Antonio
Matteo Taranto ... Sergio
François-Xavier Demaison ... Moreau
Milena Vukotic ... Susanna Pasolini
Roberto Citran ... G.S.
Alessandro Sardelli Alessandro Sardelli ... Pino Pelosi
Catrinel Marlon
Paolo Bonacelli ... Vescovo
Toni Laudadio Toni Laudadio ... L'avvocato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Flavio Amadio Flavio Amadio ... Poliziotto al provino
Fulvio Amadio Fulvio Amadio ... Poliziotto al provino
Luca Bonfiglio Luca Bonfiglio ... Giuseppe Borsellino
Livio Brandi Livio Brandi ... Renato
Guido Bulla Guido Bulla ... Pasquale Tiberi
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In the summer of '75 Pier Paolo Pasolini's film, "Salò", is stolen from the lab where he is editing it. This is just the first step of an intricate plan that will bring the great poet to his violent death.

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No one is innocent


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Trivia

When meeting Massimo Ranieri for a football match Pier Paolo Pasolini was astounded at their resemblance. See more »

Connections

References Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Atom Heart Mother Suite
Written by Roger Waters, Richard Wright (as Rick Wright), Nick Mason (as Nicholas Mason) and David Gilmour and Ron Geesin
Performed by Pink Floyd
Courtesy of Warner Music
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How to give back a poet to his country: Pasolini's re-birth
4 December 2016 | by insennSee all my reviews

I was skeptical when I heard about the new film on Pasolini's death. I do not like the word "conspiracy", I have always been cautious about. But when I saw the David Grieco's film I have been upset by the honest reconstruction of the murder of Pasolini and I understand that it is normal to be wary when you are in front of a submerged truth, you feel insecure. I believe that David Grieco has done a great movie, we deserve a Cinema that can make us aware. The mud machine that tried to destroy Pasolini is terrible. This film shows it without any rhetoric, everyone can understand the film and what it brings out, even young people. I think guys have just to see it, indeed. Also it is an elegant film. You will remain very touched by the sweetness of Massimo Ranieri and Milena Vukotić. Excellent Roberto Citran and Libero De Rienzo too. Brilliant idea the use of Pink Floid's music for the soundtrack, you'll really know ​what were those years. The special effects are a punch: the final sequence is truly visionary. After watching David Grieco's film I need to watch again all of Pasolini's works. Now I want to know the truth about his murder and I am sure that the great Cinema never leaves us alone.


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Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

24 March 2016 (Italy) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,072
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