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La Città si Difende

  • Film
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Time Out says

Four men steal the takings from a football stadium. They split up, and homegrown neo-realism is crossed with Hollywood-style noir, as one by one they try and fail to break out of the big, unforgiving city. Germi is so determined to forge ahead from one set-piece to the next that his gallery of femmes fatales, predatory underworld figures and grim-faced police barely register as characters, except via little cameos (a cop's look of distaste as he picks up a discarded bra). Visually exciting, but superficial; few will be able to resist mentally replacing the cast with more familiar Hollywood analogues - the Burt Lancaster dumb ox, the Sal Mineo weakling, etc.
Written by BBa

Release Details

  • Duration:85 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Pietro Germi
  • Screenwriter:Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Luigi Comencini, Pietro Germi
  • Cast:
    • Renato Baldini
    • Fausto Tozzi
    • Paul Müller
    • Enzo Maggio
    • Gina Lollobrigida
    • Tamara Lees
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