Le mani sulla cittą (Hands Over the City)
Le mani sulla cittą (Hands Over the City) (1963)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 1, 1963
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of cinema's most complex looks at how democracy is corrupted by a system that doesn't work.

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Jake Euker

a bracingly muckraking piece of filmmaking

Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

For the most part, however, the film remains rigorous in its refusal to draw tidy conclusions.

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Walter M.
"Hands over the City" is a compelling look at municipal corruption in Naples that states that while this is an imagined story, the circumstances are… More