For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
159 Ratings

The Mattei Affair

Il caso Mattei

Directed by Francesco Rosi
Italy, 1972
Biography, Crime, Drama


Enrico Mattei helped change Italy’s future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil resources.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
The Mattei Affair Directed by Francesco Rosi

Critics reviews

Outside a specifically Italian context, where acquaintance with Mattei’s career and its consequences would allow for a more informed response on the part of the spectator and many details would be likely Jo have stronger resonance, one feels somewhat at a disadvantage in not knowing enough about the man, even after nearly two hours of documentation; but in manyrespects, of course, this drawback can be seen as a tribute to the pedagogical virtues of Rosi’s method, which elicits this curiosity.
June 01, 1975
Read full article

Related films