Nella città l'inferno

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Nella città l'inferno
Nella città l'inferno.jpg
Directed by Renato Castellani
Written by Isa Mari ("Roma, Via delle Mantellate," novel)
Renato Castellani (adaptation)
Starring Anna Magnani
Giulietta Masina
Music by Roman Vlad
Cinematography Leonida Barboni
Release date
Running time
106 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian

Nella città l'inferno (Behind Closed Shutters) is a 1959 Italian film directed by Renato Castellani.


Egle (Anna Magnani) is an inmate of a female jail. Lina (Giulietta Masina) is a nervous newcomer who is much more temperate, with some naiveness even. Egle influences Lina and she convinces her so, successfully, Lina extorts the man who had incriminated her (Antonio Zampi detto Adone, by Alberto Sordi). Lina is released out of the prison thus. However, still in jail, Egle meets Lina again as she has been detained by exerting prostitution, with a marginal demeanor which is due to Egle's previous influence on her.


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