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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Professor Sinigaglia: [Positively] The scabs are being sent back to Saluzzo to prevent further incidents. I told you something would happen if we held out.
Raoul: Sure, a man lost his life. Happy now? How many more do you want?
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Absorbing, one of Mastroianni's best performances.
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I Compagni is memorable. When we consider why films move us, affect our lives, indeed, create us to some extent, we think of films such as this. This is not just an artistic triumph for all its filmmakers, but also a moving document of humanity. We take measure of Mastroianni not by his range of performance but by his deep involvement. Like France's Charles Aznavour has his heart in his song, Marcello Mastroianni is fully engaged in his performance. As Professor Sinigaglia in I Compagni, Mastroianni is at his best form. The source of his intensity is not his surface emotion, but the depths of his soul.


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