Love And Anarchy (Film D’Amore E D’Anarchia, Ovvero ‘Stamattina Alle 10 In Via Dei Fiori Nella Nota Casa Di Tolleranza)

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(out of 5)

Excellent film by Lina Wertmuller, showing signs of the style she learned working under Fellini and the heatedly political storylines that came from her own brilliant mind. is superb as a buffoon from the country who is sent by a group of political anarchists to assassinate Mussolini during a political rally. Giannini’s friend was killed by fascists and he wants revenge, so he is stationed with a politically sympathetic prostitute (, who is also marvelous) in her labyrinthine brothel until he can carry out the deed. The temptations of ritzy living are a dangerous threat, however, especially when Giannini falls madly in love with both Melato and another girl in the house, confusing him about his emotional dedication to the murder of the dictator. Gorgeously shot, exquisitely scored, it’s one of Wertmuller’s best.

Italy, 1973

Directed by

Screenplay by Lina Wertmuller

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by ,

Production Design by Gianni Giovagnoni

Costume Design by Enrico Job

Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1973

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New York Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Actress (Mariangela Melato)

Cannes Film Festival Award
Best Actor (Giancarlo Giannini)



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