Vincere

BBBB (out of 5) Historical drama by Marco Bellocchio reveals the little-known story of Ida Dalser, mistress to Benito Mussolini, who may have actually been his first legal wife before he threw her over for a more suitable spouse to suit his political ambitions. Ignored and abandoned by him, and left with a son to … More Vincere

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Good Morning, Night (Buongiorno, Notte)

BBB.5 (out of 5) This involving drama deals with the news item that shocked Italian society for years after its occurrence: the 1978 kidnapping by the Red Brigade of Christian Democrat leader Aldo Moro. The main character is a young woman (Maya Sansa) working with four collaborators, keeping up appearances in their apartment building while … More Good Morning, Night (Buongiorno, Notte)

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Fists In The Pocket (I Pugni In Tasca)

BB (out of 5) Marco Bellocchio’s directorial debut is a searing indictment of bourgeois family values in a conservatively Catholic Italy. A dysfunctional clan living in a small town are headed by its eldest sibling, a conformist, ‘normal’ young man who longs to marry his girlfriend and get a place in town with her. Meanwhile, … More Fists In The Pocket (I Pugni In Tasca)

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