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Claude Goretta

la mort de Mario Ricci (The Death of Mario Ricci)

Edition 1983
100' - 1983 - Drama - Dialogue: French
Director: Claude Goretta Composer: Arié Dzierlatka With: Gian Maria Volontè, Magali Noël, Heinz Bennent
A TV journalist and his assistant come to interview a sociologist whose books deal with world hunger (and one may wonder what he is doing here in a rather cozy house whereas other people go out on the field, nursing, helping, teaching?). We are given a small lecture on that crucial problem. In parallel, we are told of the tragic accident of an Italian laborer, Mario Ricci, working on the Mont Blanc tunnel. A garage owner seems to be responsible for his death, but in the hotel where the journalists are staying, another side of the story is slowly spreading.

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Claude Goretta


Arié Dzierlatka


Gian Maria Volontè, Magali Noël, Heinz Bennent


Claude Goretta, Georges Haldas

Director of Photography

Hans Liechti


Joële Van Effenterre

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Countries of production

Switzerland, France, West Germany



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