Italian Film Festival

HANDS OVER THE CITY (Le mani sulla città)


Info: 1963, 103 min

Language: IT, EN Subtitles

Director: Francesco Rosi

Cast: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti


  • Tuesday January 10, 2017 - 4:45 pm

“Nothing short of amazing.” Glenn Erickson, DVD Savant

Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Rosi’s Le mani sulla città is one of the finest political dramas ever made – a ferocious, invigorating exploration of civic corruption in post-war Naples with the intensity of the best Hollywood thrillers. At the centre is Edoardo Nottola (Rod Steiger), a wealthy land developer and council member of the government’s ruling party, who is determined to keep his personal and professional interests as intertwined as possible.