Hands over the City
Call Number: ITAFFDVDH2, Digital Video
Alternate Title: Le mani sulla città
Director: Francesco Rosi
Duration: 101 mins
Subtitle Language(s): English
Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate speculation that has devastated Naples’s civilian landscape moves breathlessly from a cataclysmic building collapse to the backroom negotiations of civic leaders vying for power in a city council election, laying bare the inner workings of corruption with passion and outrage.