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Where the Hot Wind Blows

Where the Hot Wind Blows

A Feature film by Jules Dassin

Produced by Le Groupe des Quatre, Cité Films

Release in France : 25/01/1959

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Actors (14)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Le Groupe des Quatre, Cité Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films

Foreign production company :

Titanus Produzione

French distribution :

Les Films Corona

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


Marietta, servant of aristocrat Don Cesare, is the bellezza of an Italian town where men gather nightly in the tavern for the 'game of the Law,' selecting one by lot to boss and humiliate the others. Illicit passions abound: the judge's wife pursues Francesco, son of crime boss Matteo, who is after Marietta (so is her brother-in-law); Marietta wants engineer Enrico for a husband, but he claims he's too poor to marry. So she decides to steal herself a dowry! All this may lead to an explosion...and some changes in who dictates 'the law.

Full credits (16)

Assistant Director :

Jacques Deray

Author of original work :

Roger Vailland

Screenwriter :

Jules Dassin

Sound Recordist :

William-Robert Sivel

Camera Operator :

Alain Douarinou

Editor :

Roger Dwyre

Production Designers :

Robert Giordani, Jacques D'Ovidio

Still Photographer :

Roger Corbeau

Dialogue Writers :

Diego Fabbri, Françoise Giroud

Producer :

Jacques Bar

Director of Photography :

Otello Martelli

Assistant Operator :

Jean Castagnier

Production Manager :

Walter Rupp

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Music Composers :

Marc Lanjean, Roman Vlad

Location Manager :

Louis Manella

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

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Nationality :

50% French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

2 h 6 min

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Black & White

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