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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  1963 (Yugoslavia)
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A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.

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Professor Sinigaglia
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Raoul
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Adele
Folco Lulli ...
Pautasso
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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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Raoul: [Referrinfg to Arro] If that Ethipopian goes to work tomorrow, one by one they will go back with yours truly first in line.
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A wonderful film--and Marcello as you've never seen him!
29 March 2005 | by (Oakland, CA USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of those great foreign films from the 60's. The plot synopsis may make it sound dismal, but on the contrary it is full of heart and humor. These are real people, with all their quirks and stupidities and rich relationships with one another. There is an accurate, full portrayal of the human condition, and an acceptance of what that means, that is rare to non-existent in movies today.

If you like films that put you into another world for a couple of hours, you've got to see this. The late 19th century Northern Italy textile factory is amazingly realized. The black & white cinematography is gorgeous, and the acting is convincing all around.

Mastroianni is a personal favorite, and this is a terrific role for him: very unlike his usual suave, modern, urban characters.

This film is a masterpiece. It's a shame it is not out on DVD.


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