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L'istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi (1971)

Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Damiano Damiani (screenplay), Massimo De Rita (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Vanzi
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Pesenti
Georges Wilson ... Campoloni (as George Wilson)
John Steiner ... Biro
Ferruccio De Ceresa Ferruccio De Ceresa ... Warden
Antonio Casale ... Ventura
Daniele Dublino ... Brigadiere
Piero Nuti Piero Nuti ... Doctor
Luigi Zerbinati Luigi Zerbinati ... Zagarella
Patrizia Adiutori ... Milena
Renata Zamengo Renata Zamengo ... Sabina
Cristina Peruzzi Cristina Peruzzi
Vincenzo Basile Vincenzo Basile
Gianpiero Bettega Gianpiero Bettega ... (as Giampaolo Bettega)
Ennio Colaianni Ennio Colaianni ... Prison Guard
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Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 October 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Case Is Closed, Forget It See more »

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Fair Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 59118 delivered on 13 October 1971. See more »

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March of the Toreadors
Written by Georges Bizet
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how we easily become conformists
20 June 2008 | by tuco73See all my reviews

This may not be Damiano Damiani finest work, but I still believe it is a very good movie. In line with his pessimistic beliefs on the possibility that Justice prevails, Damiani's plot develops this time within a prison (it is not a poliziottesco, but rather a prison drama) where an innocent man is held on suspicion of murder and where he gradually will be forced to change his beliefs and his moral in order to survive the brutal laws of the place. This is on a different level a metaphor on our society, where choices to act according to the moral come often at a price which we may not be ready to pay. Easier is to "forget". Inevitably the few brave who choose the straight way forward, find themselves lonely and pay the consequences. Recommended.


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