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159 Ratings

The Mattei Affair

Il caso Mattei

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

Synopsis

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.

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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
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