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Naked Violence (1969)

I ragazzi del massacro (original title)
Some youngsters kill their teacher; but they won't tell their motivation. The police detective on the case feels some sinister influence behind the young murderers.


Fernando Di Leo


Giorgio Scerbanenco (novel), Fernando Di Leo (story) | 5 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pier Paolo Capponi ... Duca
Nieves Navarro ... Livia (as Susan Scott)
Marzio Margine Marzio Margine ... Marassi
Renato Lupi Renato Lupi ... Mascaranti
Enzo Liberti Enzo Liberti ... Luigi
Giuliano Manetti Giuliano Manetti ... Grassi
Danika La Loggia ... Romani (as Danika)
Anna Maria La Rovere Anna Maria La Rovere ... Matilde Crescenziaghi (Teacher)
Flora Carosello Flora Carosello ... Aunt
Jean Rougeul ... Dad
Ettore Geri Ettore Geri ... Husband
Ada Pometti Ada Pometti ... Florist (as Priscilla Benson)
Federico Mecca Federico Mecca
Gabriella D'Olive Gabriella D'Olive ... Novak
Sergio Serafini Sergio Serafini ... Cop


About the search for an adult who pushed a classroom full of troubled teens to gang-rape and murder their female teacher. A hard-bitten Police Inspector named Liberti is put on the case and sets about brutally interrogating the young punks. He finally settles on a blond boy named Fiorello as the one most likely to squeal, but when he jumps from a rooftop, Liberti knows there is more to the teacher's murder than meets the eye. Written by Ørnås

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Release Date:

30 December 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Naked Violence See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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School for drinking, raping & murdering... scoundrels.
9 July 2007 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Fernando Di Leo was undoubtedly the emperor of Italian crime-cinema during the late 60's and the 70's. The work he did on other genres wasn't exactly impressive (anyone remember "Asylum Erotica"?), but in the area of rough 'n tough exploitation thrillers he was absolutely unequaled. Di Leo has some of the sub genre's classics on his director's repertoire (like "Milano Calibro 9", "Manhunt" and "The Boss") and he even contributed a lot to writing other filmmakers' finest accomplishments, for example Ruggero Deodato's "Live Like a Cop, Die like a Man" and Romolo Guerrieri's "Young, Violent and Dangerous". This "Naked Violence" somewhat predates Di Leo's greatest work, but it certainly is an extremely convoluted and ambitiously scripted gem of Italy's most glorious cinematic cult years. Granted, the title is slightly deceptive and misleading (don't expect to see much nudity, nor violence), but nonetheless the complex screenplay hints at multiple controversial themes, like juvenile delinquency, teenage alcoholism, confused sexuality and rape. The movie opens bizarrely and impressively disturbing, with fuzzy flash-images of an entire classroom of drunken adolescent boys gang-raping their teacher before choking her to death with a handkerchief in the mouth. After the opening credits are finished, we learn that they're all boys with questionable backgrounds and mild criminal records, and the class they were attending actually was some kind of social project to still give them one last chance to normally integrate into society. The slightly unorthodox police inspector Marco Lamberti is charged with the investigation, but the case is very frustrating because the boys turn it into a game of blaming each other and act all innocent. Bit by bit, Lamberti discovers that the influence, as well as the heavy liquor that caused the kids to turn into rapist killers, comes from an adult who always remains in the shadows. This malicious person occasionally uses the young scoundrels for petty crimes, but now he - or she – must have had a reason to revert to murder. The plot of Di Leo's "Naked Violence" is perhaps silly and far-fetched, but the tight dialogs and particularly the powerful acting performances make it rather plausible. Pier Paolo Capponi is splendidly cast as the stubborn cop and also the young cast members are truly convincing in their roles of menacing small-time thugs. The film is overall a bit too talkative and the script reveals too few clues to really get involved in Lamberti's investigation, but the story's evolution is always compelling and worth your complete attention. The flashbacks near the end are atmospheric and a little creepy, and the end-twist is ahead of its time albeit quite silly. Definitely worth purchasing if you're into the more challenging titles of the Italian exploitation-industry.

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