San Michele aveva un gallo (1972) AKA St. Michael Had a Rooster


♦♦ Amos Vogel’s “Film as a Subversive Art” ♦♦

Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani. AKA St. Michael Had a Rooster.
Writers: Leo Tolstoy (story “The Divine and the Human”), Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani.
Stars: Giulio Brogi, Daniele Dublino, Renato Cestiè, Virginia Ciuffini, Vittorio Fanfoni, Renato Scarpa, Sergio Serafini, Vito Cipolla, Marcello Di Martire, Francesco Sanvilli, Giuseppe Scarcella.

1972 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.


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  1. Dennis
    February 6, 2022

    I’ve been searching for this film FOREVER! Thank you so much!!1

  2. Marko
    July 9, 2023

    thank you a lot!. On the Ebay-Italy it’s easier to find the printed screenplay of this movie rather than the DVD!

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