Urban Films: Hands Over The City (1963)
Rod Steiger stars as a scheming land developer in this blistering work of social realism from 1963. An expos?? of the politically driven real-estate speculation that devastated Naples's civilian landscape, the film 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. Directed by Francesco Rosi. Winner of the Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival.… Show more
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