Hands Over the City (1963)

Director
Francesco Rosi

Main cast
Rod Steiger; Salvo Randone; Guido Alberti; Marcello Cannavale; Dante Di Pinto

Genres
Drama

Description
Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate speculation that has devastated Naples’s civilian landscape moves breathlessly from a cataclysmic building collapse to the backroom negotiations of civic leaders vying for power in a city council election, laying bare the inner workings of corruption with passion and outrage.


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