Release dateSeptember, 1963 (Italy)
September 17, 1964 (U.S.) WriterFrancesco Rosi (idea), Raffaele La Capria (idea), Enzo Forcella (screenplay), Raffaele La Capria (screenplay), Enzo Provenzale (screenplay), Francesco Rosi (screenplay) ScreenplayFrancesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria, Enzo Forcella, Enzo Provenzale CastRod 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) Similar moviesAll the King's Men, RoboCop, Changeling, State of Play, Thank You for Smoking, Southland Tales
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.
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.
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
The film won the Golden Lion award of the Venice Film Festival in 1963.