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Milano Calibro 9 (Caliber 9) (1972)





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An ex-con claims that he wants to go straight after serving his sentence, but finds it impossible to emerge from the shadow of his former crimes in the first chapter of director Fernando di Leo's influential crime saga. Ugo Piazza may be a free man, but in the eyes of the mafia, the police, and his sadistic former associate Rocco, he will always be a criminal. When everyone who knows Ugo becomes convinced that he has stashed away $300,000 from a previous crime, the race is on to find the missing money at all costs.

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Critic Reviews for Milano Calibro 9 (Caliber 9)

All Critics (4)

Fans of stunningly-constructed cinema need to add Milano Calibro 9 to their collections at the earliest convenience. Equally, the same can be said for fans of fantastically-styled moustaches.

April 11, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

These are hard, stripped down, lean narratives, where the complicated webs of alliances and betrayals are laid out with clean storytelling lines of force and set in motion with a pitiless momentum.

January 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The conclusion saves the feature, leaving the viewer with a lasting sting the rest of picture seems almost reluctant to offer.

February 26, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

... a hard, unfeeling brutality, a pitiless expediency and an understanding of who is expendable, who is untouchable, and what happens when those rules are broken...

March 25, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Milano Calibro 9 (Caliber 9)


Milano, and its same old trades and issues, awaits Ugo Piazza after serving three years in prison. on top of that, his acquaintances believe he stole them 300,000 dollars in the last job he did before his capture. Gastone Moschin is the cool, tough guy of few words, with no will of rehab and no other alternative than get mixed in obscure dealings with sinister and psychotic racketeers, like the one Mario Adorf brilliantly performs. First part of Fernando Di Leo's trilogia del milieu, with the trademarks of colourful violence, and hard-hitting socio-political dialectic about the grudges between the industrial north and the agricultural south. Italian poliziottesco (neo-noir) at its best.

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