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The Law

6.4
129
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Original title
La legge
Year
Running time
126 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Jules Dassin (Novel: Roger Vailland)
Music
Roman Vlad
Cinematography
Otello Martelli (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-France; Le Groupe des Quatre / Cité Films / Titanus
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Marietta, servant of aristocrat Don Cesare, is the bellezza of an Italian town where men gather nightly in the tavern for the 'game of the Law,' selecting one by lot to boss and humiliate the others. Illicit passions abound: the judge's wife pursues Francesco, son of crime boss Matteo, who is after Marietta (so is her brother-in-law); Marietta wants engineer Enrico for a husband, but he claims he's too poor to marry. So she decides to steal herself a dowry! All this may lead to an explosion...and some changes in who dictates 'the law.'
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