Il Caso Mattei (1972)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Well-known actor Gian Maria Volonte carries this Italian biographical film almost single-handedly in his role as the industrialist Enrico Mattei. Mattei gave Italian industry a much-needed shot in the arm in the postwar era and died under suspicious circumstances in 1962. However, like many larger-than-life figures, he was not without his flaws. He created a giant monopolistic industry, which he is thought to have maintained free from interference by the government through the application of generous bribes. When he set out to make Italy a power in the petroleum world, however, he ran into serious difficulties.

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businessperson, government, industry, Italian [nationality], industrialist, investigation