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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


    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.

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Le Groupe des Quatre, Cité Films

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    Foreign production company :

    Titanus Produzione

    French distribution :

    Les Films Corona

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    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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