Set in Sicily, this violent crime drama tells the tale of an Italian cop who heads to a small island town to look into the death of a construction supplier. Once there he is shocked by the influence the Mafia has over the people and even himself.
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Cette petite production transalpine, à connotation politique, est fort estimable et son réalisateur, un des plus intéressants metteurs en scène italiens, dont l'oeuvre dénonciatrice mérite reconnaissance et respect, pour la rigueur et la conviction de son propos, est totalement à redécouvrir d'urgence et dans son intégralité... www.cinefiches.com
Maybe the first key film (and before book) about the Sicilian Mafia and among the best Sciascia adaptations. The dialogue is superb (most of the memorable lines were in the novel) and there are too many great performances too mention. Cardinale is excellent and has rarely looked so stunning, Nero proved to dubious critics that he was a genuinely good actor but Cobb and Sicilian actor Tano Cimarosa almost steal it...