Control (1987 film)

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Il giorno prima
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Directed by Giuliano Montaldo
Written by Piero Angela
Screenplay by Piero Angela, Jeremy Hole, Giuliano Montaldo and Brian Moore
Starring Burt Lancaster
Ben Gazzara
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Distributed by Alliance Entertainment
Release dates
  • 1987 (1987) (U.S.)
Running time
107 min
Country Italy
United States
Language English

Il giorno prima (internationally released as Control and Mind Control) is a 1987 Italian drama film directed by Giuliano Montaldo and starring Burt Lancaster and Ben Gazzara. The story was written by Piero Angela and the screenplay was by Piero Angela, Jeremy Hole, Giuliano Montaldo and Brian Moore.[1]


This story takes place during an experiment concerning psychological effects of mental fatigue on those locked in a fallout shelter for a long period of time. Twelve subjects are locked in a nuclear fallout shelter to see how long they can endure before mental breakdown occurs. After the experiment Dr. Herbert Monroe (Burt Lancaster) tells the world about this terrifying experiment and its outcome.


Actor Role
Burt Lancaster Dr. Herbert Monroe
Ben Gazzara Mike Zella
Kate Nelligan Sarah Howell
Ingrid Thulin Mrs. Havemeyer
Erland Josephson Swanson
Flavio Bucci Herman Pundt
Herman Pundt Max Bloch
Andréa Ferréol Rosy Bloch
Cyrielle Clair Laura Swanson
William Berger Mr. Peterson
Jean Benguigui Max Bloch
Zeudi Araya Sheba
Andrea Occhipinti Matteo
Alfredo Pea Dr. Paul Benoit


  1. "Full cast and crew for Control (1987)". IMDb. Retrieved 24 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  • The Motion Picture Guide 1988 Annual: The Films of 1987

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