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Dillinger Is Dead (1969)

Dillinger è morto (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 9 January 1970 (Mexico)
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Back home, Glauco, an industrial designer, finds his wife in bed with a serious headache. She has left him dinner but it is cold and Glauco decides to prepare himself a gourmet meal. While ... See full summary »



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Back home, Glauco, an industrial designer, finds his wife in bed with a serious headache. She has left him dinner but it is cold and Glauco decides to prepare himself a gourmet meal. While looking for some kitchenware, he discovers a revolver wrapped in a newspaper dating from 1934 announcing the death of famed mobster John Dillinger. Written by Guy Bellinger

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The interiors shown in the film are almost entirely those of the apartment once belonged to Italian Postmodern artist Mario Schifano. Some of his paintings can be seen hanging on the walls of the house. The kitchen scenes were shot into a country villa belonged to actor Ugo Tognazzi, good friend with director Marco Ferreri and frequently cast in his films. See more »


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Dillinger is rolling over in his grave
27 June 2016 | by (Regina, SK) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan of this website since the days when most movies had 2-3 reviews, and those were from people who could discern good from bad. It's been sad to see how things have deteriorated to the point where if a reviewer doesn't enjoy an objectively decent movie it gets a 1-star rating, and fanboys give all sorts of dreck 10 stars. It's to the point where I no longer trust the ratings on this site. With that preamble, or apology, if you will, out of the way I wholeheartedly and without reservation gives this movie 1 star. There are so many interesting, lyrical, involving Italian movies, from Two Women to 8-1/2 to Rome:Open City to The Bicycle Thieves, among many others. And I've seen plenty of self-involved Italian crapola over the years, esp M Antonioni's mostly unwatchable output. But this takes the proverbial cake. It starts with a guy in an industrial setting being read to by a co- worker. In the first five minutes, before the credits even roll, I bet half the audience was already regretting going to the theatre to watch this. Then the guy goes home and cooks dinner for about an hour. It's as though Ferreri was daring viewers to walk out. I never thought I would see a movie that rivals the worst of Canadian Film Board-subsidized garbage, but I was wrong.

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