THE BANKERS OF GOD

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THE BANKERS OF GOD

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Giuseppe Ferrara

2002  67 minutes  1.66:1  Italy

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Directed by Giuseppe Ferrara, the political thriller I Banchieri Di Dio (God's Bankers) is based on the true-crime saga of the corrupted Banco Ambrosiano and the unsolved murder of bank president Roberto Calvi in 1982. Co-written by Ferrara and Armenia Balducci, the complex story involves the discovery of a trillion lire deficiet in the bank accounts.

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Directed by Giuseppe Ferrara, the political thriller I Banchieri Di Dio (God's Bankers) is based on the true-crime saga of the corrupted Banco Ambrosiano and the unsolved murder of bank president Roberto Calvi in 1982. Co-written by Ferrara and Armenia Balducci, the complex story involves the discovery of a trillion lire deficiet in the bank accounts. Calvi (Omero Antonutti) is blamed and thrown in prison. With the help of his wife (Pamela Villoresi), Calvi goes between the corrupt system of political and religious leaders who can get him out of jail. Rutger Hauer appears as Cardianle Marcinkus, the head of the Vatican bank. The Clearstream scandal exploded as a case full of intricate affairs involving the financial world, the Vatican, the Masonic Lodge P2, the Italian Secret Service, the Secret Intelligence Service, the Italian politics, the Mafia and the Banda della Magliana.

Reviews

The incredible, true tangle of criminal personalities, plot and counter-plots plays better than most fictional mysteries, and it ends with a real-life cliffhanger.
— DVdTalk
A film about the 1980’s financial scandal that nearly sunk Italy’s banking system, shamed the Vatican and led to the mysterious death the Banker.
— Independent
One of the most shocking events in european politics, religion and economics in the 1970’s and ‘80’s.
— Variety

Cast and Credits

Director
Giuseppe Ferrara

Writers
Armenia Balducci, Giuseppe ferrara    

Producer
Sistina Cinematografica Srl, Metropolis film Srl, rai Cinema, tele +, film Commission torino Piemonte

Cast
Omero Antonutti, Pamela Villoresi, Giancarlo Giannini, Alessandro Gassman, rutger Hauer, Alessandra Bellini, francesco Cordio, Pierpaolo Capponi, franco Diogene 

Cinematography

Federico Del Zoppo

Music

Pino Donaggio

Special Features

Documentary “the Black friers Connection” by Nocturno Cinema New HD transfer
Digitally restored New and improved English subtitle translation

Production: Italy – 2002
Running time: 67 minutes, color
Language:Original Italian; English
Subtitles:English optional

Video:  16.9
Audio: linear PCM dual mono
Aspect ratio:  1,66:1

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