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Hands Over the City

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Original title
Le mani sulla città
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria, Enzo Provenzale
Music
Piero Piccioni
Cinematography
Gianni Di Venanzo (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-France
Genre
Drama | Politics. Mafia
Synopsis / Plot
Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi's Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate speculation that has devastated Naples's civilian landscape moves breathlessly from a cataclysmic building collapse to the backroom negotiations of civic leaders vying for power in a city council election, laying bare the inner workings of corruption with passion and outrage.
Awards
1963: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion - Best Film
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