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61 Ratings

The Day of the Owl

Il giorno della civetta

Directed by Damiano Damiani
Italy, France, 1968
Thriller, Drama, Crime


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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The Day of the Owl Directed by Damiano Damiani

Awards & Festivals

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1969 | Winner: Best Producer

1969 | Nominee: Best Screenplay

David di Donatello Awards

1968 | 4 wins including: Best Production

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