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by Stefano Incerti


The fight of an anti-hero – part victim, part criminal – against the Mafia. A weak, fragile man, Leonardo Vitale is interesting for the many contradictions that marked the last years of his life. He broke the code of “omertà” (silence) that prevented judges from penetrating the Mafia, to cast light on an impenetrable world. Betrayed by the Mafia, isolated by his friends, he spent 12 years between jail and a psychiatric prison and was subjected to frequent electric shock therapy to prove his madness. Leonardo Vitale was killed in 1984, a few months before being released from prison. Based on the eponymous book by Salvatore Parlagreco.

original title: L'uomo di vetro
country: Italy
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Stefano Incerti
release date: IT 16/06/2007
screenplay: Heidrun Schleef, Salvatore Parlagreco
cast: Anna Bonaiuto, David Coco, Tony Sperandeo, Ninni Bruschetta
cinematography by: Pasquale Mari
film editing: Cecilia Zanuso
art director: Renato Lori
costumes designer: Raffaella Fantasia
music: Franco Piersanti
production: Red Film, RAI Cinema
backing: MiBAC
distributor: 01 Distribution
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