Corrupção no Palácio da Justiça (Brazil)
Corrupción en el palacio de justicia italiano (Spain)
Corruption in the Halls of Justice (Australia)
Smiling Maniacs (USA)
Fin de Siècle Media proudly present the CD premiere of Pino Donaggio's score for CORRUZIONE AL PALAZZO DI GIUSTIZIA (CORRUPTION IN THE HALLS OF JUSTICE, SMILING MANIACS), an intense tale of corruption made in 1974 starring Franco Nero and directed by Marcello Aliprandi. Donaggio's score is in places a fairly low key work that relies on taught and suspense-filled cues which match the mood and atmosphere of the motion picture perfectly. But there is also a melodic, poignant and delicate side to the score which manifests itself during the soundtrack in varying guises and instrumentations. Donaggio, perhaps best known for DON'T LOOK NOW and CARRIE, has composed an admirable score that not only suits the motion picture for which it was written, but also manages to remain an entertaining work away from the images for which it was intended - a true work of originality and merit. Originally released on vinyl by Carosello Records in 1975, it's an extremely rare album which finally will be available again - carefully restored from the LP master and presented in a 6-page digipak with original artwork, film stills and liner notes by John Mansell.