• User


1968, London. Luca is living his 'swinging' years away from duties and responsibilities while his father wants him to be introduced to the family business at any cost. Luca is first forced to return to Italy, then kidnapped by his father's collaborators, placed in a sanitarium and put through electroshock therapy and other torments. Once 'normalised' Luca marries a woman who is in reality a psychologist paid by his father to brainwash him and turn him into a perfect businessman.

  1. Roberto Faenza

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lino Capolicchio

    Lino Capolicchio


  2. Claudine Auger

    Claudine Auger

  3. Gabriele Ferzetti

    Gabriele Ferzetti

  4. Didi Perego

    Didi Perego

  5. Leopoldo Trieste

    Leopoldo Trieste

Full Cast & Crew



We don't have enough data to suggest any movies based on Escalation. You can help by rating movies you've seen.


Status Released

Release Information

  • February 29, 1968


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget -

Revenue -



No keywords have been added.

Content Score


Pump it up! We're close now.

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page