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Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

Sacco e Vanzetti (original title)
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The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

Fabrizio Onofri (story), Giuliano Montaldo (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Nicola Sacco
Cyril Cusack ... Frederick Katzmann
Rosanna Fratello Rosanna Fratello ... Rosa Sacco
Geoffrey Keen ... Judge Webster Thayer
Milo O'Shea ... Fred Moore
William Prince ... William Thompson
Claude Mann ... Journalist
Edward Jewesbury ... Alvan T. Fuller
Armenia Balducci Armenia Balducci ... Virginia
Valentino Orfeo Valentino Orfeo
Pier Giovanni Anchisi Pier Giovanni Anchisi ... Membro Comitato Difesa (as Piero Archisi)
Desmond Perry Desmond Perry
John Harvey John Harvey
Felicity Mason Felicity Mason
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In 1920, the anarchist Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volonté) are sentenced to death, falsely accused of a robbery and murder. Indeed they are condemned due to their political beliefs, in one of the most shameful and hypocrite judgments of the human history. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Murders that shocked the Nation. The Trial that still shakes the World. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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The French producers desperately wanted Yves Montand for the role of Ricardo Sacco, according to director Giuliano Montaldo. See more »

Quotes

Nicola Sacco: You speak of dollars and cents, sir. Let's talk about millions of dollars. If you talk about a manager of industry or the head of a bank who donates money to a university, everybody says, "What a great man he is!" But I have worked thirteen years in this free country, doing what I've been told. I've worked like a slave and I still don't own anything, not a single dollar. Here, all you hear is, "Passport, passport!" But when I went to the consulate to organize my journey back to be repatriated, ...
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Alternate Versions

The American release censors a lot of the pro-anarchy sentiments, most notably Bartolomeo Vanzetti's final words. In the American version, he simply says "I am innocent"; in the international version, he states what are said to be his actual final words, "Viva l'anarchia", "Long live anarchy". See more »

Connections

Version of Der Fall Sacco und Vanzetti (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Freedom from Hope
Written by Ennio Morricone
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User Reviews

 
Very good film!
3 March 2019 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

What great roles for Gian Maria Volontè and Riccardo Cucciolla, two excellent actors! Very good Cyril Cusack and Geoffrey Keen too, in two roles of villains law enforcement officials! Milo O'Shea and William Prince are also very good as the lawyers trying to save Nicola and Bart. Another film that demonstrates that the idea of humanity is only a lie, real democracy doesn't exist, and the justice is just a bad joke. Morricone and Joan Baez are excellent too.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

16 March 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Gross USA:

$185,410
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Mono

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