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Howard Da Silva
good piece, good movie, an italian historical view
Good inquiry movie, talking about the "roaring" '60 when every builder wanted to get richer and richer, basing his success on poor people's needs. It's a constant in Rosi's movies this political touch, but it's not about complaining about one party or the other, but it's more subtly focused on a certain italian laissez-faire in political matters and in social affairs that in some way is still alive today.
Its way of leaving a great space to dialogues and to silent scenes around the city contributes to create a journalistic approach and the witty speeches give the movie an interesting touch.
Well assembled, quite involving, an interesting piece about how power tends to contribute to its power only.
Also an essential view on the 60s and italian postwar society.
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