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Director  Francesco Rosi
Music director  Piero Piccioni
Country  Italy France
7.7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  Italian
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Release date  September, 1963 (Italy) September 17, 1964 (U.S.)
Writer  Francesco Rosi (idea), Raffaele La Capria (idea), Enzo Forcella (screenplay), Raffaele La Capria (screenplay), Enzo Provenzale (screenplay), Francesco Rosi (screenplay)
Screenplay  Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria, Enzo Forcella, Enzo Provenzale
Cast  Rod Steiger (Edoardo Nottola), Salvo Randone (Professor De Angelis), Guido Alberti (Maglione), Marcello Cannavale (Friend of Nottola), Dante Di Pinto (President of Inquiry Committee), Alberto Conocchia (Friend of Nottola)
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Hands over the City (Italian: Le mani sulla città) is a 1963 drama film directed by Francesco Rosi. It is a story of political corruption in post-World War II Italy.


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A ruthless Neapolitan land developer and elected city councilman, Edoardo Nottola (Rod Steiger), manages to use political power to make personal profit in a large scale suburban real estate deal. However, after the collapse of a residential building, the Communist councilman De Vita (Carlo Fermariello) initiates an inquiry on Nottola's possible connection to the accident.


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  • Rod Steiger as entrepreneur Edoardo Nottola
  • Salvo Randone as De Angeli
  • Guido Alberti as Maglione
  • Angelo D'Alessandro as Balsamo
  • Carlo Fermariello as De Vita
  • Marcello Cannavale as Nottola's friend
  • Alberto Canocchia as Nottola's friend
  • Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli as Nottola's friend
  • Dante Di Pinto as the president at the commission of enquiry
  • Dany Paris as Maglione's lover
  • Alberto Amato as a counsellor
  • Franco Rigamonti as a counsellor
  • Terenzio Cordova as the inspector
  • Vincenzo Metafora as the trade unionist
  • Awards

    Hands over the City Hands over the City 1963 The Criterion Collection

    The film won the Golden Lion award of the Venice Film Festival in 1963.

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