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27 May 1968 (USA) See more »
A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A bit shocking, but it leaves you cold See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Lou Castel ... Alessandro

Paola Pitagora ... Giulia
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

Directed by
Marco Bellocchio 
Writing credits
Marco Bellocchio 

Produced by
Enzo Doria .... producer (as Ezio Passadore)
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Alberto Marrama 
Film Editing by
Silvano Agosti  (as Aurelio Mangiarotti)
Anita Cacciolati 
Art Direction by
Gisella Longo 
Sound Department
Vittorio De Sisti .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Lanci .... camera operator
Alberto Rosa .... assistant camera
Other crew
Elda Tattoli .... dubbing director
Paolo Carlini .... voice dubbing: Lou Castel (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I pugni in tasca" - Italy (original title)
"Fist in His Pocket" - USA
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1978) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18

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Director Marco Bellocchio borrowed money from his family to be able to make this film, which is actually a frontal assault on family values.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the whole family is having dinner, Augusto is seated at one corner of the table and the mother is sitting on a side at the other corner. The cat is shown to be eating meat off the mother's plate in one scene, but in the next scene Augusto is shown picking up the cat as if was right next to him on the table. Once he removes the cat, the next camera angle again shows Augusto and the mother at opposite ends.See more »
Alessandro:I'm a volcano of ideas.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Happy New Year (1973)See more »


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11 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
A bit shocking, but it leaves you cold, 14 February 2000
Author: Dario Birindelli from Firenze, Italy

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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