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Title Hands over the city [(DVD) videorecording] = Le mani sulla città / Janus Films ; Lionello Santi presenta ; una produzione Galatea S.p.A. ; soggetto [story], Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria ; sceneggiatura [screenplay], Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria, Enzo Provenzale, Enzo Forcella ; regia, Francesco Rosi.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2006.
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Description 2 videodiscs (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (31 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 355
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 355.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Language In Italian with optional subtitles in English.
Note Includes the feature length sequel, Neapolitan diary (1992).
Cast Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Marcello Cannavale, Dante Di Pinto, Alberto Canocchia, Carlo Fermariello, Terenzio Cordova, Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli, Angelo D'Alessandro, Vincenzo Metafora, Danv Paris.
Credits Direttore della fotografia, Gianni Di Venanzo ; montaggio [editor], Mario Serandrei ; musica, Piero Piccioni.
Summary The structure of power and the facade of democracy are explored in this political exposé of corruption in Naples. Following the fatal collapse of a tenement building, an investigation reveals that profits from municipal developments are going to city council members and developers in backroom negotiations.
Contents Bellavista -- Sant'Andrea alley -- "Our hands are clean" -- Councillor Edoardo Nottola -- Inquiry committee -- Reviewing the details -- "Wretched natural causes" -- Hospital visit -- Maglione, leader of the right -- Eviction day -- Water, gas, electricity -- De Vita's moral question -- Cards on the table -- Nottola's men -- Late-night gambling -- Clearing his name -- Balsamo's conscience -- Election eve -- New mayor, new majority -- Peace agreement -- De Vita's final motion -- Cycle continues -- Color bars.
Note Disc 2: The supplements: Francesco Rosi [featurette] (14 min.); Tullio Kezich [featurette] (5 min.); Rosi, La Capria, Michel Ciment [featurette] (16 min.); Jean-Pierre Gorin [featurette] (11 min.); Diaro Napoletano di Franceso Rosi [Neopolitan diary] [featurette] (1992) (90 min.); Booklet includes essay "Confidential Reports: the investigative thrillers of Francesco Rosi" by Stuart Klawans and "An interview with Francesco Rosi."
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Real estate development -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Housing developers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Political corruption -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Naples (Italy) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Naples (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Genre Feature films Italy.
Foreign films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Rosi, Francesco.
La Capria, Raffaele, 1922-
Provenzale, Enzo.
Forcella, Enzo.
Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002.
Randone, Salvo, 1906-1991.
Alberti, Guido, 1909-1996.
Cannavale, Marcello.
Canocchia, Alberto.
Fermariello, Carlo.
D'Alessandro, Angelo.
Piccioni, Piero.
Janus Films.
Galatea Film.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Hands over the city
Mani sulla città
Mani sulla città (Motion picture)
Neapolitan diary.
ISBN 0780028015
Standard No. 037429187524
Music No. MAN260 Criterion Collection
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