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Il Caso Moro Details

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In 1978, Italian politics were thrown into turmoil when the Christian Democratic president Aldo Moro was executed. This gripping political drama is based on American journalist Robert Katz's non-fiction book Days of Wrath and documents the convoluted chain of events that lead to Moro's death. Moro was the first politico to bring his country's political factions together in 40 years. His ordeal begins shortly after he is elected. He is en route to church with his five body guards when they are ambushed by radical communist terrorists, the Red Brigade. They quickly execute the body guards and spirit Moro to a hidden "people's prison' where he is interrogated. Neither Moro's Christian Democrats nor the newly reinstated Communists will deal or in any way acknowledge the Red Brigade. They do however engage in a massive search for the missing Moro. But the search is poorly organized and ineffectual. Meanwhile Moro is allowed to send letters to the government. He suggests that the Vatican be called in to negotiate a prisoner exchange with the terrorists, but the Vatican refuses. Instead, they make a formal plea for Moro's unconditional freedom. The government does little or nothing to help the president and Moro realizes that the organization he helped create has abandoned him. In desperation, he becomes sharply critical of the government that continues to stall while the Red Brigade becomes increasingly frustrated and impatient. Eventually they decide to kill Moro and later stuff his body in a red Renault which they parked between the Christian Democrat and the Communist headquarters. The Moro Affair or Il Caso Moro as it was known in Italy, was extremely popular in it's native country, but it also sparked considerable controversy for as the case unfolds, nagging doubts and holes arise that infer that perhaps the government had more of a hand in the assassination than the Red Brigade. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Berlin International Film Festival Gian Maria Volontè Silver Bear for Best Actor 1987 Winner
Berlin International Film Festival Gian Maria Volontè Best Actor 1987 Winner

Cast

Gian Maria Volontè
as Aldo Moro
Margarita Lozano
as Eleanora Moro
Mattia Sbragia
as 1st Brigadist
Bruno Zanin
as 2nd Brigadist
Consuelo Ferrara
as 3rd Brigadist
Enrica Rosso
as 5th Brigadist
Maurizio Donadoni
as 6th Brigadist
Daniele Dublino
as President of the Council
Piero Vida
as Secretary of the P.S.I.
Bruno Corazzari
as Secretary of th D.C.
Gabriele Villa
as State Minister
Francesco Carnelutti
as Secretary of the P.C.I.
Luciano Bartoli
Stefano Abbati
as 7th Brigadist
Danilo Mattei
as 8th Brigadist
Francesco Capitano
as 10th Brigadist
Sergio Rubini
as Giovanni Moro
Emanuela Taschini
as Anna Moro
Umberto Raho
as Customhouse Officer
Silverio Blasi
as Army General
Franco Trevisi
as Police Officer
Pino Ferrara
as Colonel C.C.
Nicola di Pinto
as Police Officer
John Armstead
Benito Artesi
Andrea Aurelia
Jorge Krimer
Danilo Mattei
as 8th Brigadist
Stefano Abbati
as 7th Brigadist
Emanuela Taschini
as Anna Moro
Francesco Capitano
as 10th Brigadist
Sergio Rubini
as Giovanni Moro
Nicola di Pinto
as Police Officer
Umberto Raho
as Customhouse Officer
Franco Trevisi
as Police Officer
Pino Ferrara
as Colonel C.C.
Silverio Blasi
as Army General

Crew

Giuseppe Ferrara
Director
Mauro Berardi
Producer
Armenia Balducci
Screenwriter
Giuseppe Ferrara
Screenwriter
Robert Katz
Screenwriter
Robert Katz
Book Author
Camillo Bazzoni
Cinematographer
Pino Donaggio
Composer (Music Score)
Natalie Massara
Musical Direction/Supervision
Roberto Perpignani
Editor
Francesco Frigeri
Art Director
Laura Vaccari
Costume Designer
Giovanni Corridori
Special Effects
Alberto Passone
Production Manager
Giulio Natalucci
Makeup
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