Il Caso Mattei (The Mattei Affair) Reviews

  • Jun 22, 2018

    Interesting but draggy docudrama about the life and mysterious death on Italian oil magnate Enrico Mattei, alternating between scenes of his life with the years of investigation (both official and not) that followed.

    Interesting but draggy docudrama about the life and mysterious death on Italian oil magnate Enrico Mattei, alternating between scenes of his life with the years of investigation (both official and not) that followed.

  • Aug 16, 2014

    "The Mattei Affair" is essentially an interesting story, somewhat marred by lacklustre direction. Told in an annoyingly fragmented flashback style, nothing much seems to happen, apart from the unpleasant plane crash scenes at the very start, which are repeated at the very end. With different handling, this film could've been an uplifting, Rocky-esque, little-guy-turned-oil-baron-against-the-odds kind of story (albeit with a necessarily unhappy ending), but it turned out to be more like a heavyweight political film that only Italians could particularly relate to. 7.25/10

    "The Mattei Affair" is essentially an interesting story, somewhat marred by lacklustre direction. Told in an annoyingly fragmented flashback style, nothing much seems to happen, apart from the unpleasant plane crash scenes at the very start, which are repeated at the very end. With different handling, this film could've been an uplifting, Rocky-esque, little-guy-turned-oil-baron-against-the-odds kind of story (albeit with a necessarily unhappy ending), but it turned out to be more like a heavyweight political film that only Italians could particularly relate to. 7.25/10

  • Feb 09, 2014

    Almost political propaganda film with regard to the contents, but made ??with a good pace, great acting and a good level of realism, very nice.

    Almost political propaganda film with regard to the contents, but made ??with a good pace, great acting and a good level of realism, very nice.

  • Dec 05, 2012

    Feels like a documentary, I was tired while watching this & it bored me a bit

    Feels like a documentary, I was tired while watching this & it bored me a bit

  • Aug 18, 2010

    Un film remarquable, un des meilleurs du genre, mais qui ne depasse le gros defaut de ce genre : trop bavard.

    Un film remarquable, un des meilleurs du genre, mais qui ne depasse le gros defaut de ce genre : trop bavard.

  • Jul 06, 2010

    Great movie. It flows like a documentary would do, but with a great directing and photography. And a wonderful Gian Maria Volontè.

    Great movie. It flows like a documentary would do, but with a great directing and photography. And a wonderful Gian Maria Volontè.

  • Arash X Super Reviewer
    Nov 19, 2009

    Feels like a documentary, I was tired while watching this & it bored me a bit

    Feels like a documentary, I was tired while watching this & it bored me a bit

  • Dec 01, 2008

    Un bellissimo film con il solito eccezionale Gian Maria Volontè ci racconta la storia di Enrico Mattei, il primo presidente dell'eni quando ancora si trattava di ente pubblico. Una personalità molto carismatica che ha dato una svolta all'imprenditoria di stato arrivando addirittura a pilotare la politica estera del paese. Tanto da spingere uno dei tanti nemici che si era creato nel corso degli anni a progettare il suo assassinio, che anche oggi rimane avvolto nel mistero.

    Un bellissimo film con il solito eccezionale Gian Maria Volontè ci racconta la storia di Enrico Mattei, il primo presidente dell'eni quando ancora si trattava di ente pubblico. Una personalità molto carismatica che ha dato una svolta all'imprenditoria di stato arrivando addirittura a pilotare la politica estera del paese. Tanto da spingere uno dei tanti nemici che si era creato nel corso degli anni a progettare il suo assassinio, che anche oggi rimane avvolto nel mistero.

  • Jun 16, 2008

    un grande film, per la storia di un grande uomo, mi piacerebbe discuterne

    un grande film, per la storia di un grande uomo, mi piacerebbe discuterne