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The Law
The Law
Actors: Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Brasseur, Marcello Mastroianni, Melina Mercouri, Yves Montand
Director: Jules Dassin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2000     1hr 54min

An all star cast fuels this story of a sleepy Italian fishing village where illicit passions, hypocrisy and abuse churn beneath the town's quiet surface. In this riveting drama, directed by Jules Dassin (Topkapi, Night and...  more »


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Actors: Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Brasseur, Marcello Mastroianni, Melina Mercouri, Yves Montand
Director: Jules Dassin
Creators: Otello Martelli, Jules Dassin, Jacques Bar, Maleno Malenotti, Diego Fabbri, Françoise Giroud, Roger Vailland
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 04/11/2000
Original Release Date: 11/11/1960
Theatrical Release Date: 11/11/1960
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Strange fish of a movie
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a wonderful cast of actors (good grief: even the son of the director, Joe Dassin , later known as a very popular singer in France, has a small part..)and what strange going-ons in this plot involving the games of power in a (otherwise lovely and peaceful) Italian fisherman's village. It is corny at time , gripping at others,with beautiful camera shots and a never flagging smoldering action, as the heat builds on in the village as well as on the screen.But why did AMAZON list this movie as being Italian spoken, when the version I received is actually in French?"
Gina Lollobrigida Rules!!
R Zern | 12/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gina Lollobrigida rules in this movie about life and love in a small italian fishing village.It's a must see classic!!"
Lollobrigida in top form
R. de Aquino | Brazil | 01/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"THE LAW/WHERE THE HOT WIND BLOWS shows Gina Lollobrigida at 31, in top form both as a beautiful woman and as an actress. God, how gorgeous she was, and how hot, sensual, desirable is her Marietta! No wonder every man in town lusts after her! The whole cast is wonderful: Mastroianni, Mercouri, Montand, Stoppa and the great Pierre Brasseur. Jules Dassin's direction does justice to the Vailland novel, for the most part. It is urgent to restore this film and release it in DVD format with extras, including a competent critical commentary."