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The Organizer (1963)
"I compagni" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1963 (Yugoslavia)
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The story of exploited textile factory workers in Turin, Italy at the turn of the century and their beginnings of their fight for better working conditions. Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello ... See full summary »

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Professor Sinigaglia
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Raoul
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Adele
Folco Lulli ...
Pautasso
Bernard Blier ...
Martinetti
Raffaella Carrà ...
Bianca
François Périer ...
Maestro Di Meo
Vittorio Sanipoli ...
Baudet
Mario Pisu ...
Manager
Kenneth Kove ...
Luigi
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Niobe
Edda Ferronao ...
Maria
Anna Di Silvio ...
Gesummina
Roberto Diamanti
Elvira Tonelli ...
Cesarina
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The story of exploited textile factory workers in Turin, Italy at the turn of the century and their beginnings of their fight for better working conditions. Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is sent by (presumably) the Socialists to help them organize their strike and give form to their struggle. Written by alfiehitchie

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"Biography" of an academic turned labour organiser
27 December 2000 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Along with the U.S. "Salt of the Earth" this is one of the few films from nonsocialist/communist countries to take a deep and sympathetic look at class struggle and the conditions that led to the formation and defence of labour unions. It's an emotionally excruciating film thanks to Mastroianni's greatest performances among so many great performances, and the superb screenwriting and direction.


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