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Release Date:
27 May 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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What torture, living in this house! See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (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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Also Known As:
"I pugni in tasca" - Italy (original title)
"Fist in His Pocket" - USA
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Runtime:
105 min
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1.75 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1978) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18
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The film premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival. It was loved by young critics, loathed with equal passion by the Catholic establishment and earned huffy put-downs from Luis Buñuel and Michelangelo Antonioni, two heroes of director Marco Bellocchio.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Although he is dead, Leone's right eye can be seen twitching as he lies in his coffin during the wake.See more »
Quotes:
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 12 people found the following review useful.
What torture, living in this house!, 6 December 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

This first effort by writer/director Marco Bellocchio has been called a drama by some, and a horror film by others. It is both. It is neither.

It is a view of a dysfunctional family. I almost had the impression they cam from a long line of incest like The People Under the Stairs. One wants to get away, another has epilepsy, the mother is blind, one seems to be developmentally disabled, and the last, Giulia (Paola Pitagora)is really not classifiable, but she sure seems to spend a lot of time very close to her brother Ale (Lou Castel).

Ale feels sorry for his older brother, Augusto (Marino Masé) and hatches a plan to drive the rest of the family, including himself off a cliff so his brother can get on with his life.

His plan fails, so he starts doing them in one by one.

Watching him is mesmerizing. You just have to see what he is going to try next. In the meantime, the family just acts as crazy as you would expect.

Bellocchio went on to direct many more great films including A Leap in the Dark, The Prince of Homburg, and The Religion Hour. It is amazing his first was so good.

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