[note to self: I can't really say what I think of this film. It's a bit dull and generic, foreign journalists in Italy during political turmoil and all that.
The main problem, and I can't figure out if it's intentional or not, is that the DVD release has no subtitles for any of the Italian dialogue. I've no problem when this occurs in order to convey isolation through the lack of understanding of the local language by the central character/s. Yet here, it just feels like an unfortunate absence, where none of the Italian is understood by the audience (unless of course you know Italian), therefore the film lacks any insight into, or knowledge of, the political goings on.
If it's unintentional, then it's unfortunate. If Frankenheimer wanted it this way, it seems a big mistake.
Regardless, due to this, I only made it through half the film.]