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"A porte chiuse"  

(Behind closed doors) 
 
by Dino RISI , 1960 


sort of : Commedy / Dectective story


The first film shot in Maratea, with Anita Ekberg, Mario Scaccia and Vittorio Caprioli and directed by Dino Risi

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Behind closed doors - A porte chiuse - plot


In the imaginary Greek town of Domokos, a sensational process is celebrated: Olga Duvovich, a woman of extraordinary beauty, is accused of killing her husband, a fabulously wealthy financier.
Both the defense and the public prosecutor, Xatis, show off the most ingenious and subtle dialectical skills for or against the defendant.
In truth, the evidence is rather conflicting and therefore the President of the court decides an inspection on the island of Maratis, for a supplement of investigations.
In the restful and evocative locality of which the beautiful Olga is practically master, the dramatic tension melts and softens.
The charm of the accused does not fail to act on the small group of strict and reputed representatives of justice, to the point that Xatis falls in love with the widow and, lost his head, decides to escape with her on the Côte d'Azur once the trial was concluded favorably.
To convince him of his innocence, Olga shows a document that nobody has ever suspected of existence. It is a writing in which the deceased, while exonerating his wife for his own death, irrevocably deserates her.
The sheet passes into the hands of the Public Prosecutor (who promises not to reveal the content for Olga not to remain penniless) to return immediately to those of the astute defendant, who is so convinced thanks to the skill of his thief, to have played the opponent, without leaving him a dangerous weapon to dispose of.
Resumed the trial, Olga gets an acquittal and leaves immediately for overseas by mocking the anxious in love.
But a bitter surprise awaits her.
Rummaging in the pockets of the public prosecutor, she has taken possession of an unimportant piece of paper, while the writing of the late husband will serve to vent the scorching disappointment of Xatis, who will without delay disinherit the beautiful deceiver.


"A porte chiuse" - DATA SHEET

duration '100 Format OVERVIEW in B / W
 
Directed by

  Dino Risi Director
  Vana Caruso Assistant Director


Character                            Player           

ANITA EKBERG                       OLGA DUBOVITCH
CLAUDIO GORA                     PRESIDENT OF THE COURT
ETTORE MANNI                    THE SAILOR
FRED CLARK                          XATIS, the Attorney General
MARIO SCACCIA                     MANNING,    the innkeeper
GIANNI BONAGURA              ATTORNEY AT LAW
ALBERTO TALEGALLI           POSEYDON, Head of the Jury
HELENE REMY                       MARIETTA, the maid
BEATRICE ALTARIBA           the bride
AGOSTINO SALVIETTI         POLYDETTE, the Registrar of the Court
VITTORIO CAPRIOLI             THE COMMISSIONER
CARLO DI MAY
GIAMPIERO LITERATES          THE GUARD
LEONARDO PORZIO                KINALIS, the groom

 
Screenplay
MARCELLO  COSCIA, DINO  DE PALMA, SANDRO CONTINENZA 
 
Original story

 DINO  RISI, FABIO  CARPI 

Photography 
Mario Montuori  Director of Photography 
 
Music 
 Piero Umiliani  Director of Music
                            
Production design
 PIERO  FILIPPONE 
 
Costumes and Decorations
 ELIO  COSTANZI 
 

video editing
Otello Colangeli 
 

Technical Cast
  Pio Angeletti Production Manager
  Umberto Santoni Production Manager
  Franco Vitrotti Operator
  Adriano De Micheli Production Secretary
  Franco Recine Production Secretary
  Marcello Ceccarelli Make-up artist
  Telemaco Tilli Make-up artist
  Tersicore Kolosoff script supervisor
 
Production
Italy 1960
MARIO CECCHI GORI for FAIR FILM, RIRE CIN.CA, GENERAL COMPANY CIN.CA
 
Distribution
Cineriz