Italy 1963. Director Francesco Rosi.
The great director died at the end of 2014 after 60 years of film making.
This work is one of his most famous and absorbing, and reflects his fascination with realistic, often true stories, of criminality and corruption in Italian society at all levels.
The star is the American actor Rod Steiger in a suitably overbearing role as a ruthless millionaire in whom fascism is very much alive.
This angry film about municipal and corporate malfeasance has plenty to tell us for today.
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