Hands over the City

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Hands over the City
Hands over the City.jpg
Film poster for Hands over the City
Directed by Francesco Rosi
Produced by Lionello Santi
Written by Francesco Rosi
Raffaele La Capria
Enzo Forcella
Starring Rod Steiger
Salvo Randone
Guido Alberti
Marcello Cannavale
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Gianni Di Venanzo
Edited by Mario Serandrei
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
September, 1963 (Italy)
September 17, 1964 (U.S.)
Running time
105 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian

Hands over the City (Italian: Le mani sulla città) is a 1963 drama film directed by Francesco Rosi. It is a story of political corruption in post-World War II Italy.[1]


A ruthless Neapolitan land developer and elected city councilman, Edoardo Nottola (Rod Steiger), manages to use political power to make personal profit in a large scale suburban real estate deal. However, after the collapse of a residential building, the Communist councilman De Vita (Carlo Fermariello) initiates an inquiry on Nottola's possible connection to the accident.



The film won the Golden Lion award of the Venice Film Festival in 1963.


  1. ^ "Le mani sulla città (Hands Over the City) (1963)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 

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