Blood and Diamonds

Blood and Diamonds (Italian: Diamanti sporchi di sangue) is a 1978 Italian crime film directed by Fernando di Leo.

Blood and Diamonds
Directed byFernando Di Leo
Produced by
Screenplay byFernando Di Leo[1]
Story byFernando Di Leo[1]
Music byLuis Enriquez Bacalov[1]
CinematographyRoberto Gerardi[1]
Edited byAmedeo Giomini[1]
Teleuropa International Film[1]
Distributed byTitanus
Release date
  • 17 March 1978 (1978-03-17) (Italy)
Running time
102 minutes[1]
Box office₤259,502 million



The original title for the film was Roma calibro 9 (lit.Rome caliber 9).[1] The film is very similar to Di Leo's earlier film Caliber 9, with Italian film historian and critic Roberto Curti describing it as "a reversal of Caliber 9" with the relationships in the film being contrary to each other.[1]

The cast initially intended to include Franco Gasparri, fresh from the success of the Mark il poliziotto film series, in the main role of Guido Mauri.[2]


Blood and Diamonds premiered in Rome on 17 March 1978.[3] The film was distributed by Titanus in Italy, the day after the kidnapping of Aldo Moro which led to the film grossing only 259,502,900 Italian lira.[1][3]

See also


  1. Curti 2013, p. 237.
  2. Vari. Calibro 9. Il cinema di Fernando di Leo. Nocturno, 2004.
  3. Curti 2013, p. 238.


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

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