Le mani sulla cittą (Hands Over the City)
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Le mani sulla cittą (Hands Over the City)
A corrupt city councilman seeks a huge profit in a suburban real estate deal. Nottola (Rod Steiger) manipulates corrupt local government officials in the political instability that plagues Italy following World War II. The only councilman who tries to block the shady deals in defense of the people is the lone Communist elected to the board. The only insight on the characters is shown by the political machinations undertaken and the final result of the new zoning laws that followed the tangle of secret deals, bribes and blackmail.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of cinema's most complex looks at how democracy is corrupted by a system that doesn't work."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"a bracingly muckraking piece of filmmaking"
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"For the most part, however, the film remains rigorous in its refusal to draw tidy conclusions."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
More reviews for Le mani sulla cittą (Hands Over the City) on Rotten Tomatoes