Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi's Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate speculation that has devastated Naples's civilian landscape moves breathlessly from a cataclysmic building collapse to the backroom negotiations of civic leaders vying for power in a city council election, laying bare the inner workings of corruption with passion and outrage.
Neapolitan Diary (1992), Francesco Rosi's feature-length sequel to Hands over the City
New video interviews with Rosi, film critic Tullio Kezich, and filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin
Video discussion with Rosi, co-writer Raffaele La Capria, and film critic Michel Ciment