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285 Ratings

Hands Over the City

Le mani sulla città

Directed by Francesco Rosi
Italy, 1963


This expose of politically-driven real-estate exploitation moves breathlessly from a cataclysmic building collapse to the backrooms of city council power struggles, laying bare the inner workings of corruption with passion and outrage. Starring a never-more-ferocious Rod Steiger.

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Hands Over the City
Directed by Francesco Rosi

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1963 | 2 wins including: Golden Lion

2013 | Venice Classics

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1964 | 5 nominations including: Best Director

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