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Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...'
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Love & Anarchy -- An epic tragicomedy from director Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), LOVE AND ANARCHY plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini.  In HD.


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Giancarlo Giannini ... Antonio Soffiantini 'Tunin'

Mariangela Melato ... Salomè
Eros Pagni ... Giacinto Spatoletti
Pina Cei ... Madame Aïda
Elena Fiore ... Donna Carmela
Giuliana Calandra
Isa Bellini
Isa Danieli ... Prostitute
Enrica Bonaccorti ... Prostitute

Anna Bonaiuto ... Prostitute
Anita Branzanti ... Prostitute
Maria Sciacca ... Prostitute
Anna Melato ... Prostitute
Gea Linchi ... Prostitute
Anna Stivala ... Prostitute

Josiane Tanzilli ... Prostitute
Valeria Piaggio ... Prostitute
Franca Salerno
Roberto Herlitzka ... Pautasso
Anna Maria Dossena
Mario Nandi
Maria Capparelli
Gianfranco Barra
Lina Polito ... Tripolina
Lorenzo Piani
Luigi Antonio Guerra

Directed by
Lina Wertmüller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lina Wertmüller  writer

Produced by
Billy 'Silver Dollar' Baxter .... executive producer (english version)
Romano Cardarelli .... producer
Herbert R. Steinmann .... executive producer (english version)
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
Carlo Savina 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Film Editing by
Franco Fraticelli 
Fima Noveck (english version)
Art Direction by
Gianni Giovagnoni 
Costume Design by
Enrico Job 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
John Marshall .... associate dubbing editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Peter Fernandez .... voice director: English version

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"Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...'" - Italy (original title)
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USA:120 min | Italy:124 min
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Salome:Tunin, enough! Don't waste time! And don't be upset with yourself. Not everyone has to be a hero, damn it!See more »
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Lots of anarchy but very little love, 30 November 2002
Author: raskimono

The well-regarded director Wertmuller made this movie which is a slow study into how brutality and violence can be saved my love in my opinion. It is very operatic which is how she chose to attack it. The direction, I can say is flawless but the movie feels incomplete. First, I am more the director who uses visual images rather than hammy stagey dialogue to tell their stories. Carnini is the only actor who does not use a pantomime, overexagerrated style in the movie until the very end, while everybody else does. It softens the impact of the movie as it is the quieter moments that carry real weight. The style of direction is very narchiac with wonderful wide shots and good editing creating an effigy of exuberance over the picture. Most of the picture set in an italian bordello where the fascists of italy stay is a place for both love between carnini and pesilamo. Images are beautiful, and certain individual scenes work while others don't. We are left with a great understanding of what love must feel like but the brutality of man is never explained. It esssentially sets up the theory that all fascists are naturally evil. The ending tells us it is the stoty of one man while the movie sets it up as the story of every man. This the best explanation I can give without speaking too much about its plot. Wertmuller was much better in Swept away and seven beauties. But for an introduction to Wertmuller, and arty Italian cinema of the sixties and seventies which dealt very operaticly with evils of fascism.

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