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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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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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During the final scene when Alesandro is having an attack, you can see the camera shadow several times; for instance on the bed. See more »

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Alessandro: I'm a volcano of ideas.
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Featured in The Eyes, the Mouth (1982) See more »

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A bit shocking, but it leaves you cold
14 February 2000 | by (Firenze, Italy) – See all my reviews

I found it a bit disappointing. There are great moments -the funeral or the dance party for example- but as a whole I came out of the theater pretty unimpressed. Still, you have to remember that it first came out in 1965,and what happens in the movie must have chilled the Italian public of that time. Rating;6


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