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The Organizer (1963)

I compagni (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 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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Professor Sinigaglia
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Raoul
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Adele
Folco Lulli ...
Pautasso
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Martinetti
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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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Worker #1: [Walking back to work after a brief unch] THese bastards treat s like animals. It's worse than prison.
Worker #2: To Hell with all of them!
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A Film For Today
22 July 2002 | by (Norwalk, CT) – See all my reviews

Today, as one "great" corporation after another collapses under the weight of its own deceit, I Compagni should be seen by everyone. For at least 20 years, we have been told that unions and regulations are obsolete hindrances to the miracle of The Marketplace. Now that even Alan Greenspan, an enormously powerful acolyte of Ayn Rand and her adolescent mirror-philosophy to Marxism, has testified that "I was wrong." As he admitted that he now sees that unregulated capitalism will inevitably fall under the spell of selfish, unfeeling greed, we find ourselves almost back at the beginning of FDR's reforms. The "American Dream" didn't just happen; it wasn't automatically granted by benevolent businessmen. It was fought for, and won despite enormous obstacles. It is true that the final scene of this film is heartbreaking. But it should not be seen as depressing. A battle has been lost. But the war was eventually won. Many of those gains have been recently tossed aside out of historical ignorance and childish acceptance of corporate propaganda. But if the American people will act and vote intelligently, workers and capitalists alike will regain a humane balance.


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