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Todo modo is a 1976 Italian drama film directed by Elio Petri.[1] Loosely based on the novel of the same name by Leonardo Sciascia, it is the last of the cinematographic, but also political and ideological union of the director Elio Petri and the actor Gian Maria Volonté, a partnership that contributed to the success of Italian political cinema of the seventies. It represents the portrait of the deviant men of power of the Christian Democrats.[2] The premiere of the film was 30 April 1976.[3]

Todo modo
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Film poster
Directed byElio Petri
Produced byDaniele Senatore
Written byBerto Pelosso
Elio Petri
Leonardo Sciascia
StarringGian Maria Volonté
Marcello Mastroianni
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyLuigi Kuveiller
Release date
  • 30 April 1976 (1976-04-30)
Running time
120 minutes

Made in the same period of Illustrious corpses (1976) by Francesco Rosi, also inspired by a work by Sciascia, Todo modo contributes to the efforts of Italian cinema in questioning the political future of a country in crisis. In 2014 the film was restored thanks to the work of the Bologna Film Library and the National Cinema Museum of Turin.[4]



  1. ^ "NY Times: Todo modo". NY Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  2. ^ Petri, Elio; Bacci, Federico; Guarneri, Nicola; Leone, Stefano (2006). Un amore lungo: tre inediti di Elio Petri (in Italian). Feltrinelli Editore. ISBN 9788807740213.
  3. ^ Gaudio, Carlo (14 November 2014). Il Cinema Civile di Gian Maria Volonté (in Italian). Edizioni Nuova Cultura. ISBN 9788868123710.
  4. ^ "Restaurato "Todo Modo", il film che anticipò l'uccisione di Aldo Moro". (in Italian). Retrieved 14 March 2018.

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