The Five Days

The Five Days (Italian: Le cinque giornate; also known as The Five Days of Milan) is a 1973 comedy-drama film directed by Dario Argento.

The Five Days
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed byDario Argento
Produced byClaudio Argento
Salvatore Argento
Screenplay byDario Argento
Nanni Balestrini
Story byDario Argento
Luigi Cozzi
Enzo Ungari
StarringAdriano Celentano
Enzo Cerusico
Marilù Tolo
Music byGiorgio Gaslini
CinematographyLuigi Kuveiller
Edited byFranco Fraticelli
Seda Spettacoli
Release date
20 December 1973
Running time
122 minutes


The film is set in Milan in full swing during the anti-Austrian revolt of 1848. A petty criminal, Cainazzo (Adriano Celentano) and a baker, Romulus (Enzo Cerusico), are involuntarily involved in the movements of that period, the person finding the major contradictions of the time. Assist - in the midst of idealists and patriots - an exemplary gallery of characters: aristocrats, opportunistic, bloodthirsty adventurers, traitors. Reluctantly, the two villains are overwhelmed by events. But in the face of so much injustice and violence, Romulus responds, indicating instinctively what is the point of view of the people.


The Five Days was released in Italy on 20 December 1973.[1]

Principal cast

Actor Role
Adriano CelentanoCainazzo
Enzo CerusicoRomolo Marcelli
Marilù ToloThe Countess
Luisa De SantisPregnant Woman
Glauco OnoratoZampino
Carla TatoThe Widow
Sergio GrazianiBaron Tranzunto


  1. Firsching, Robert. "Le Cinque Giornate on AllMovie". AllMovie. Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2017.

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