The Spider's Stratagem


1h 37m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 -- or so says Draifa (his mistress), the town statue, and everyone in town. As the son untangles the web of lies this story is constructed from, he finds himself ensnared in the same web.

Film Details

Also Known As
Spider's Stratagem, Spider's Strategy, The, Strategia del Ragno, La
Release Date
1970
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Synopsis

A young man returns to the village where, thirty years earlier, his father was murdered. He searches for clues to understand why his father, a local anti-Fascist hero, was killed, but the more he learns, the less he knows, as mysteries unfold upon mysteries.

Film Details

Also Known As
Spider's Stratagem, Spider's Strategy, The, Strategia del Ragno, La
Release Date
1970
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 25, 1970

Released in United States September 17, 1970

Re-released in United States on Video June 25, 1996

Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival September/October 1970.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 17, 1970.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 23 - May 7, 1998.

Shown at Venice Film Festival August 25, 1970.

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States September 17, 1970 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 17, 1970.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in Los Angeles (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) August 10-11 as part of program "Bravo Bertolucci" June 29 - September 2, 1996.)

Re-released in United States on Video June 25, 1996

Released in United States August 25, 1970 (Shown at Venice Film Festival August 25, 1970.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 23 - May 7, 1998.)

Released in United States 1970 (Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival September/October 1970.)