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Love & Anarchy (1973)

Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...' (original title)
When a friend is murdered by the Facists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini.

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Antonio Soffiantini 'Tunin'
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Salomè
Eros Pagni ...
Giacinto Spatoletti
Pina Cei ...
Madame Aïda
Elena Fiore ...
Donna Carmela
Giuliana Calandra
Isa Bellini
Isa Danieli ...
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Enrica Bonaccorti ...
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Anita Branzanti ...
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Maria Sciacca ...
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Anna Melato ...
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Gea Linchi ...
Prostitute
Anna Stivala ...
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Italy in the 30s. Tonino, a sad faced, freckled peasant, comes to Rome to kill Mussolini. He has anarchist connections, and his contact in Rome is Salome, a lively flapper and popular professional at the bordello where she lives. She introduces him as her cousin, giving him access to the brothel, and she helps him prepare for the assassination, scheduled a few days after his arrival. Within a day, he has fallen in love with Tripolina, one of the younger prostitutes. Tonino does the madam a favor, and, in exchange, Tripolina gets two days off to spend with him. How will this love affair, Salome's political will, and the assassination plans play out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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23 February 1973 (Italy)  »

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Amor y anarquía  »

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Salome: My room is the mirror room, the best in the house. It's straight out of the "Arabian Nights".
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Referenced in Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota (1993) See more »

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Amara me
Written by Nino Rota
Performed by Anna Melato
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Tunin has been ordered to kill Mussolini but love and strange events will make change his ideas
10 July 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Giannini at his best , a cult wertmuller movie that has been forgotten but it's a very good movie not only for Italian public but also for cinema lovers of all genres. it's the story of a poor man , Tunin which he must kill Mussolini during a ceremony. So he stayed for a couple of days in a house where there are women that offer sexual lends by paying. Tunin will fall in love with two of them and that will be negative for his mission. The excellent acting and the lina wertmuller's directing made this film a masterpiece and a realistic portrait of Italy of the '30. Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato are really wonderful and they show that Italian acting is at American level


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