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

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 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 Celentano Cainazzo
Enzo Cerusico Romolo Marcelli
Marilù Tolo The Countess
Luisa De Santis Pregnant Woman
Glauco Onorato Zampino
Carla Tato The Widow
Sergio Graziani Baron Tranzunto


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