Il caso Mattei (1972) AKA The Mattei Affair


Portrait of Italian tycoon, Enrico Mattei, who headed a state-combined industrial concern for natural resources from the early post-war years and who died under mysterious circumstances in a plane crash at Milan airport in 1962.

Director: Francesco Rosi. AKA The Mattei Affair
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Luigi Squarzina, Gianfranco Ombuen, Edda Ferronao, Accursio di Leo, Peter Baldwin, Renato Romano, Elio Jotta, Edda Ferronao, Luciano Colitti, Terenzio Cordova, Giuseppe Lo Presti, Camillo Milli, Aldo Barberito, Jean Rougeul.

1972 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of the Palme d’Or.


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  1. October 21, 2019

    Thank you, thank you, excellent!! Christmas comes early!!!

  2. Sam
    October 22, 2019

    Hell yes!

  3. Lorenzo
    September 26, 2021

    Mattei was a bit like the Italian JFK, both men of progress and hope, both dead in misterious ways.

  4. Wolfgang Jahn
    November 2, 2022

    45:00 a VERY WISE man talking truth!!! 👍👏👍👏👍👏

  5. Wolfgang Jahn
    November 2, 2022

    Unfortunately the colonial system is still working, but I guess it will be over soon, if Russia, Iran, China, … succeed. And they will! 👍👍👍

  6. Wolfgang Jahn
    November 2, 2022

    1;07:54 OMG, they (USSA) did that already back then?!!!!!
    I am speechless ….

    This movie is indeed a MUST-SEE!

  7. Wolfgang Jahn
    November 4, 2022

    One of the best political movies ever made, up there and above I COMME ICARE (1979) or L’HERITIER.

    I place CASO MATTEI in the very same league as QUEIMADA/BURN and LA BATTAGLIA DI ALGERIE by Gilles Pontecorvo.

    All these are must-see masterpieces for people, who want to gain insight how the world is run/”managed”, where murder is always an option.

    How would Italy look today, if Mattei would not have been murdered?

    How would Italy look today, if it hadn’t been managed by sociopaths like Andreotti and Draghi (just to name two)?

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