Could It Happen Here?

Could It Happen Here? (Italian: Italia: ultimo atto?) is a 1977 Italian political fiction thriller film written and directed by Massimo Pirri.[1][2][3]

Could It Happen Here?
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Italian theatrical release poster
Directed byMassimo Pirri
Written byMorando Morandini Jr.
Massimo Pirri
Federico Tofi
StarringLuc Merenda
Music byCoriolano Gori
CinematographyRiccardo Pallottini
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)


Rome, 1977. In a more and more confused climate, between popular discontent and difficulties of the government, a terrorist group is training his men in anticipation of a major military action: the elimination of the Minister of the Interior. At one point, the organization decides to abandon the plan, as it is believed that a massacre would not improve the condition of the poorer classes. But Mara, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, Ferruccio, a young professor, and Bruno, a drifter guy, do not want to withdraw. On their own initiative they will make the attempt, which will be end into a massacre. The minister dies, and with him many members of his entourage as well as the same Bruno. Mara and Ferruccio manage to escape through a Rome becoming lawless. Once in a den they eventually opt to shoot each other, while outside the tanks parading through the streets: the coup started.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Marco Giusti (1999). Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer. ISBN 8820029197.
  2. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  3. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059350.

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