Hands Over the City
- Original title
Le mani sulla città
- Running time
- 105 min.
Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria, Enzo Provenzale
Gianni Di Venanzo (B&W)
Dante Di Pinto,
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.
: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion - Best Film
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