In the name of the Italian People (In Nome del popolo Italiano)

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Castro Theatre Sat, Apr 27, 2019 3:30 PM
Film Info
Running Time:102 min.
Language:Italian ( with English Subtitles)
Director:Dino Risi
Screenwriter:Agenore Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Cast:Ugo Tognazzi
Vittorio Gassman
Ely Galleani
Provided by:Archival copy Luce Cinecittá
Courtesy of:Rialto


Set in early 1970s Rome, a city of rotting garbage and moral decay, this rarely screened piece of political buffoonery stars Vittorio Gassman as a vainglorious industrialist who would sooner commit his father to an insane asylum than face charges in the murder of a young girl. His foil, played by Ugo Tognazzi, is the cynically bemused magistrate bent on holding him accountable not only for this sordid crime, but for the venal sins of an entire populace.

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