4 user

Il delitto Matteotti (1973)

How the Italian Fascist Party managed to turn the physical elimination of a political enemy into a test of strength fundamental for the ascent into the totalitarian regime.


Florestano Vancini


Lucio Battistrada (story and screenplay) (as Lucio M. Battistrada), Florestano Vancini (story and screenplay)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.

Director: Daniele Vicari
Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the 80s, two friends misteriously wake up in the XV century and clumsly try to intermingle with the society of the time.

Directors: Roberto Benigni, Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Roberto Benigni, Iris Peynado
Many Wars Ago (1970)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny, Gian Maria Volontè
Mafia (1968)
Certificate: M Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following a murder in a small Sicilian town, the new chief of the Carabinieri must fight corrupt officials, the frightened silence of witnesses and the local Mafia boss in order to solve the case.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A stalwart Spanish soldier turns to a life of crime to prove his love for a mysterious and promiscuous gypsy woman.

Director: Luigi Bazzoni
Stars: Tina Aumont, Franco Nero, Klaus Kinski
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini
Stars: Belinda Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Enrico Maria Salerno
Paz! (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Who killed the director's cat?

Director: Renato De Maria
Stars: Flavio Pistilli, Cristiano Callegaro, Matteo Taranto
Oedipus Rex (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Franco Citti, Silvana Mangano, Alida Valli
Mamma Roma (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Having renounced her ignominious past, a former streetwalker reunites with her son. However, an extortion scheme endangers her aspirations for a decent bourgeois life. Can she protect him from the same snares that wounded her youth?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti
High Crime (1973)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rome, 1825. Bishop Rivarola (Tognazzi) and colonel Nardoni (Salerno) are in charge to suppress liberal revolution. Shoemaker Cornacchia (Manfredi) got the information that the liberal ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Magni
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Claudia Cardinale
The Traitor (2019)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called "boss of the two worlds", first mafia informant in Sicily 1980's.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi


Complete credited cast:
Mario Adorf ... Benito Mussolini
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Antonio Gramsci
Damiano Damiani ... Giovanni Amendola
Vittorio De Sica ... Mauro Del Giudice
Giulio Girola Giulio Girola ... King Victor Emanuel III
Manuela Kustermann Manuela Kustermann ... Ada Gobetti
Renzo Montagnani ... Umberto Tancredi
Gastone Moschin ... Filippo Turati
Stefano Oppedisano Stefano Oppedisano ... Piero Gobetti
Umberto Orsini ... Amerigo Dumini
Franco Nero ... Giacomo Matteotti
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maurizio Arena ... Communist Activist
Andrea Aureli ... Police Commissioner
Cesare Barbetti Cesare Barbetti ... Cesare Rossi
Pietro Biondi Pietro Biondi ... Filippo Filippelli


How the Italian Fascist Party managed to turn the physical elimination of a political enemy into a test of strength fundamental for the ascent into the totalitarian regime.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »






Release Date:

13 September 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Assassination of Matteotti See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The film takes place in 1924 and 1925. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bravo Signor Mario Adorf !
16 January 2019 | by JAP_EMAILSee all my reviews

This film may or may not like for a variety of different reasons, but as far as I'm concerned, it's definitely worth seeing even just for the superb interpretation of the "Duce" by Mario Adorf. Personally, I do not like the film inasmuch it's clearly hagiographic, for the benefit of the "winners", as always sadly happens; the History doesn't earn any good: all the ills are attributed to the "bad and ugly" ones and all the merits are attributed to the "handsome (so to speak) and good" ones . Before viewing this film, I considered Mario Adorf a good character-actor, able to get by in the most disparate roles, but still as a side actor. Considering this role - not at all simple for a non-Italian, and what's more of Teutonic origin - I have gladly changed my mind and reconsidered his other interpretations with different eyes. The few scenes in which he appears - albeit dubbed by the equally splendid Ivo Garrani, that gives him the right dialectal accent - are beautiful cameos, and if I see this film willingly when it goes on TV, it is just to enjoy his interpretation. A performance that is certainly the result of a profound study of historical footage. He's never above the lines , not forced nor trivial. If I can push myself to the paradox, he is even more credible than Mussolini himself. It would have deserved - on that occasion in my humble opinion - the Oscar for best supporting actor. Bravo Signor Mario Adorf !

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed