Slap the Monster on Page One

1972

Slap the Monster on Page One (Italian: Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina) is a 1972 Italian drama film directed by Marco Bellocchio.

It depicts the daily life of a fictitious Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale (The Journal). The newspaper caters to a conservative, fascist, borgeouis public and its chief-editor Bizanti tries in all manners to give a right-wing slant even to the most trivial news items, while at the same time edulcorating and desensitizing the thornier issues, such as unemployment, police brutality and so on. The whole editorial staff is thrown in a tantrum when a young girl is found raped and killed, going as far as soliciting death penalty nostalgias (capital punishment has been abolished in Italy since the fall of Fascism) and to actually derail the investigation leading the police to a false culprit: a young left-wing student which becomes the "ideal" scapegoat for the newspaper's prejudiced readership. The movie, a searing J'Accuse…! on the perils of press manipulation, closes with no happy ending in sight, with the public opinion totally mesmerized by Bizanti and his cronies for the satisfaction of their backers and financers.

Two years after the movie's distribution a right newspaper called Il Giornale was actually started in Italy by Indro Montanelli.

Quelle: Wikipedia(englisch)
Kinostart:1972
weitere Titel:
Viol en première page
Slap the Monster on Page One
Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina sh
El monstre a primera plana
Об убийстве — на первую полосу
Fapt divers în prima paginăro
Про вбивство — на першу шпальту
Genre:Filmdrama
Herstellungsland:Italien
Originalsprache:Italienisch
Farbe:Farbe
IMDB: 791
Regie:Marco Bellocchio
Drehbuch:Sergio Donati
Goffredo Fofi
Kamera:Luigi Kuveiller
Erico Menczer
Schnitt:Ruggero Mastroianni
Musik:Nicola Piovani
Produzent:Ugo Tucci
Darsteller:Gian Maria Volonté
Carla Tatò
John Steiner
Laura Betti
Gianni Solaro
Jacques Herlin
Jean Rougeul
Michel Bardinet
Marco Bellocchio
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