Party leader and power broker Aldo Moro holes up with his cronies and rivals at a monastic retreat where they plot their political fortunes. Elio Petri adapts a Sciascia novel in a broadside attack upon the system of Christian Democratic rule that had dominated Italian political life since 1948. (P.D.)
Creditsdirector: Elio Petri
composer: Ennio Morricone
producer: Daniele Senatore
screenplay: Elio Petri, Berto Pelosso based on the novel by Leonardo Sciascia
Editor: Ruggero Mastroianni
Cinematography: Luigi Kuveiller
production company: Cinevera
More infodialogue: Italian, Latin, English
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Italy - France
ELIO PETRI (1929-1982): Nasce un campione (1953, short), I sette contadini (1958, short), The Assassin (1961), His Days Are Numbered (1962), Nudi per vivere (1963), The Teacher from Vigevano (1963), High Infidelity (1964), L'Italia con Togliatti (1964), The Tenth Victim (1965), We Still Kill the Old Way (1967), A Quiet Place in the Country (1968), Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), Documenti su Giuseppe Pinelli (1970), Lulu the Tool (1971), Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973), Todo modo (1976), Good News (1979).