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Escalation (I) (1968)

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1968, London. Luca (Lino Capolicchio), the son of an Italian rich owner, is living his 'swinging' years away from duties and responsibilities while his father wants him to be introduced to ... See full summary »

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Lino Capolicchio
Didi Perego
Leopoldo Trieste
Paola Corinti
Dada Gallotti
Jacqueline Perrier
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1968, London. Luca (Lino Capolicchio), the son of an Italian rich owner, is living his 'swinging' years away from duties and responsibilities while his father wants him to be introduced to the family business at any cost. Luca is first forced to return to Italy, then he is kidnapped by his father's collaborators, jailed into a sanitarium, put through the electroshock and other torments. Then, when 'normalized' Luca marries a woman who in reality is a psychologist paid by his father to brainwash him and turn him into a perfect businessman. He discovered everything and killed her. But the transformation already occurred: Luca is now a cynic and amoral individual, ready to lead family's industry with the iron fist. Written by davide

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A product of its time
28 November 2006 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This colorful movie is deeply linked to the place and time it has been shot: Italy, 1968. Every clichés that comes to your mind when you think about that period are largely displayed throughout the whole story. Maybe at the the time of its release it should be appeared as a political story, a work of art criticizing the hypocrisy of a crystallized society but today any kind of "revolutionary" meaning, even subtle, is definitely lost. In my opinion good premises are largely wasted and in result we have a movie with confused ideas and confused actors unable to focus their characters into something more definite. There are some minor nude scenes, too. An expedient to attract people I merely suggest. To me it's a 5 out of 10.


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