Bandits in Milan

Bandits in Milan (Italian: Banditi a Milano; also known as The Violent Four) is a 1968 Italian crime film directed by Carlo Lizzani. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival,[2] but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.[3] It is the debut film of Agostina Belli.[4]

Bandits in Milan
Film poster under alternative English title
Banditi a Milano
Directed byCarlo Lizzani
Produced byDino De Laurentiis[1]
Screenplay by
Story byCarlo Lizzani[1]
Music byRiz Ortolani[1]
CinematographyGiuseppe Ruzzolini[1]
Edited byFranco Fraticelli[1]
Distributed byParamount Pictures[1]
Release date
  • 30 March 1968 (1968-03-30)
Running time
98 minutes
Box office1.768 billion


Like director Carlo Lizzani's previous film Wake Up and Die is based on a real life event, specifically a bank robbery that went wrong in Milan on 25 September 1967.[1]



Bandits in Milan was released on 30 March 1968.[1] It grossed just over 1.768 billion in Italy.[1] As of 2013, the film has never been released on home video.[1]


  1. Curti, 2013. p. 11
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Bandits in Milan". Retrieved 4 April 2009.
  3. "1968 - On the beach, pavers". Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  4. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765.
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