Bloody Friday (film)

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Bloody Friday (German: Blutiger Freitag) is a 1972 crime film directed by Rolf Olsen and starring Raimund Harmstorf, Amadeus August, and Gianni Macchia.[3]

Bloody Friday
German film poster
Directed byRolf Olsen
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Valeria Bonamano
  • Rolf Olsen
  • Fernando Di Leo[1]
Music byFrancesco De Masi[1]
CinematographyFranz X. Lederle[1]
Edited by
  • Amedeo Giomini
  • Eva Zeyn[1]
Distributed by
Release date
  • 8 May 1972 (1972-05-08) (West Germany)
  • 6 February 1973 (1973-02-06) (Italy)
Running time
97 minutes[2]
  • West Germany
  • Italy[1]

It was shot on location in Munich and other parts of Bavaria.[citation needed]


After escaping from a courtroom during his trial, a major criminal plans the biggest bank robbery every to have taken place in the country.

Main castEdit


Fernando Di Leo revised the screenplay of the film and is uncredited in the film's credits.[1][4]


Bloody Friday was released in West Germany where it was distributed by Gloria Film on 8 May 1972.[2] It was distributed in Italy by Alpherat on 6 February 1973 under the title Violenza contro violenza.[1][4] The film grossed 135,195,000 Italian lire on its theatrical release in Italy.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Curti, p. 51.
  2. ^ a b c "Blutiger Freitag" (in German). Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ Mayer, p. 169.
  4. ^ a b Curti, p. 52.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968–1980. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-6976-5.
  • Mayer, Geoffrey (2012). Historical Dictionary of Crime Films. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6769-7.

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