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Dillinger Is Dead (1969)

Dillinger è morto (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 11 December 1969 (Hungary)
A man decides to cook for himself, but finds the revolver of John Dillinger hidden in his kitchen instead.

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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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A genial experiment by a genial filmmaker
11 April 2003 | by (Bologna,Italy) – See all my reviews

"Dilinger è morto" is an artistic performance,it represents the beginning of Ferreri abstract cinema, in everything personal. The everyone spirit voyeuristic here is more stimulated and the spectator is carried away with the actions of Glauco, the chief character. At the home beginning from his job of industrial designer, he finds only loneliness and boredom; infact his wife stuffes herself sleeping tablet; the maid, in her bedroom, dreams with eyes wide her italian folk singer idol; the dinner is on the table and it is cold maybe like Glauco's mood. But this time he reacts and decides to cook something of good and while is looking for necessary ingredients he finds a gun wrapped up a page of news paper dated 23 july of 1934, and bringing the killing of american gangster Dilinger news. This is the beginning of the end, or rather, of the end of this life. Ferreri is excellent in his cynic narrativity and he is able to make us laughing of the more tragic events.


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