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Five Moons Plaza (2003)

Piazza delle cinque lune (original title)
One of the main players in Italian politics, Aldo Moro, gets kidnapped and murdered by terrorists. One judge finds evidence that put new dangerous light on the case.

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Renzo Martinelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Rosario Sarracino
Giancarlo Giannini ... Branco
Stefania Rocca ... Fernanda
Aisha Cerami Aisha Cerami ... Ombretta
F. Murray Abraham ... Entita'
Greg Wise ... Francesco Doni
Nicola Di Pinto ... Antiquario
Federica Martinelli Federica Martinelli ... Tecnico informatico
Philippe Leroy ... Barista
Pietro Ghislandi Pietro Ghislandi ... Prete
Bruno Bilotta ... Benzinaio
Gaia Trussardi Gaia Trussardi ... Brigatista
Pino Calabrese Pino Calabrese ... Marini
Salvatore Bono Salvatore Bono ... pres. MPS
Ermanno Silva Ermanno Silva ... Pasquini
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One of the main players in Italian politics, Aldo Moro, gets kidnapped and murdered by terrorists. One judge finds evidence that put new dangerous light on the case.

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Judge Sarracini looks at a painting in a shop and says it's a piece made by a Lorenzetti's follower in XIV century. Actually the style is obviously later, at least XV century or Renaissance. See more »

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Okay thriller will leave you lost if you don't know about the murder of Aldo Moro
12 October 2006 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

On the eve of retirement a respected and fair minded honest judge is given a film of the murder of Aldo Moro. Troubled by what he sees and by strange events around him the judge begins to investigate what really happened to Moro.

This is a well acted but run of the mill thriller. Donald Sutherland as the judge is good, as always, but he is given very little to do other than move from place to place to reveal the next plot point (in more than one sense). The problem is that unless you know what happened to Moro and what that meant for Italy you're going to be left out in the cold for a good chunk of this film. I'm not saying that you can't enjoy the film not knowing what happened, you can, its just that the deeper implications will be lost. I myself was lost, since the Moro murder was so long ago and effected me very little here in the US. I wish they had taken a page out of Oliver Stone's JFK and constructed the film in such away that it brought you into the story and the events in such away that you didn't know you were being spoon fed. There is no effort to tell you anything, it just throws you in. Its disappointing.

This should have been a good thriller and instead its just okay. If Aldo Moro and his death are well known to you you then odds are you'll find this a better movie. If Moro means nothing to you this is just another political thriller based on real events saved by good performances.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Moons Square See more »

Filming Locations:

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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Budget:

EUR16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$484,998
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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