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Fists in the Pocket (1965)
"I pugni in tasca" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  27 May 1968 (USA)
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A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.

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Marino Masé ...
Augusto
Liliana Gerace ...
Madre
Pier Luigi Troglio ...
Leone
Jeannie McNeil ...
Lucia
Irene Agnelli ...
Bruna
Celestina Bellocchio ...
Ragazza alla festa
Stefania Troglio ...
Cameriera
Gianni Schicchi ...
Tonino
Alfredo Filippazzi ...
Dottore
Gianfranco Cella ...
Ragazzo alla festa
Lella Bertante
Sandra Bergamini
Mauro Martini ...
Ragazzo
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Alessandro, a young epileptic with paranoid inclinations, decides to relieve Augusto, the only sound brother, from the burden of a numerous family plagued with hereditary diseases. After a first aborted attempt, the dreadful series of accidents/murders is started by pushing the blind mother into a ravine. Then comes the turn of Leone, the idiotic brother. Will Alessandro be able to bring to completion his obsessive project ? Written by Stefano Cristiani <cristiani@astrpd.pd.astro.it>

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27 May 1968 (USA)  »

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The role of Alessandro was initially offered to Itlian pop singer Gianni Morandi, later declining at the advice of his father and manager. See more »

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Although he is dead, Leone's right eye can be seen twitching as he lies in his coffin during the wake. See more »

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Alessandro: I'm a volcano of ideas.
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References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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fists in the eye of the cinema
7 May 2008 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

When this film first appeared in the 1960s, the effect was so startlingly individual: there had never been a film as bold, as seemingly unhinged, yet as ruthlessly controlled, as this first feature by Marco Bellocchio. The wonderfully atmospheric black-and-white cinematography seemed to be developed from some dingy dream which dared to bring out into the open the most heinous family secrets, yet the utterly dispassionate fury which animated the most frenzied sequences was so freakish it was almost funny. This constant tension somehow allowed for a sneaky kind of compassion to enter the movie, so that the family dynamics, though extreme, seemed to come out of a common nightmare. FISTS IN THE POCKET remains an embattled cry for a new society, by focusing on the remnants of the diseased upper classes, yet this tale of sound and fury seems to have been made in the kind of frenzied reverie that is analogous to the stream-of-conscious jumble which William Faulkner used at the beginning of THE SOUND AND THE FURY, and to the same effect, i.e., to chart a family's disintegration as a mirror to the decaying grandeur of a dying society.


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