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The Organizer (1963)

I compagni (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1963 (Yugoslavia)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Pautasso: [Crashing through the door of Arro's shack] This is where you live?
Arro: Did you expect a royal palace?
Arro's wife: [Frightened] Salvatore, what do they want?
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The best film Marcello Mastroianni ever made
25 January 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this in theatrical release 40 years ago, and have been longing to see it again. It has long been on my top 10, no, my top "1" list. In my opinion it is Mastroianni's best film, and the most memorable labor film I can recall seeing. MAK-4's comment that this is the movie "Matewan", "Molly Maguires" and "Germinal" tried to be, really nailed it. However, although my 40-year-old impressions are indelible, they are no longer detailed. What a tragedy that "Divorce Italian Style" is available on DVD, and "The Organizer" is not available at all.


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