Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they ... See full summary »
Giancarlo De Rosa,
Rome, 1850. In prison, two young men, Bernardino and Mamonne, condemned for murder wait their own death penalty to be executed, and pass their last hours telling each other lust and ... See full summary »
Tommaso, giovane di borgata, per conquistare l'amore di Irene organizza una serenata che finisce in una rissa, durante la quale ferisce un uomo con un coltello. Viene arrestato e condannato... See full summary »
Enrico Maria Salerno
Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »
Ambrosio (Franco Nero) is a monk who is sexually tempted by an emissary of the Devil, a young girl in monk's robes. After he has committed numerous crimes, it appears that he will be caught... See full summary »
Two actors performing in Strindberg's "Inferno" as God and Lucifer, find themselves competing in real life as well. One of them, Henrique, has spiritual obsession with John Wayne and his ... See full summary »
João César Monteiro
When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is ... See full summary »
It's always a little trying when pretentious film intellectuals make something like "Notes For an African Orestes." The film is about a film that was never made, Pasolini's retelling the Greek legend of Orestes in modern continental Africa. Basically, it's a film composed of beautiful black and white images with an American narrator (representative of Pasolini) narrating over about how the images will fit into his film. It's not a documentary or a feature film, the narrator states in the beginning, merely notes. He films a man and says "perhaps this will be Orestes." A woman: "perhaps this will be my Electra." It really is an odd little intellectual exercise and the viewer pretty much has to imagine what the film will look like himself based on Pasolini's sketches - that is, presuming that the viewer cares at all. If you're a Pasolini fan this would likely appeal more to you. It's a film of many ideas, the work of a real visionary, but whether or not you're willing to go along for the ride is the only real way to determine whether "Notes For an African Orestes" is genius or c**p.
Personally, I found it to be a little of both.
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