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1900 (1976)

Novecento (original title)
The epic tale of a class struggle in 20th Century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

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Cast

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Olmo Dalcò (as Gerard Depardieu)
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Sister Desolata
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Stefania Casini ...
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Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer ...
Anita the Younger (as Anna Henkel)
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Amelia
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Signora Pioppi
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Giovanni Berlinghieri
Bianca Magliacca ...
Peasant Woman
Giacomo Rizzo ...
Rigoletto
Pippo Campanini ...
Don Tarcisio
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Storyline

Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from 1900 to about 1945, and focuses mainly on the rise of Fascism and the peasants' eventual reaction by supporting Communism, and how these events shape the destinies of the two main characters. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Drama | History

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Release Date:

4 November 1977 (USA)  »

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1900  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(heavily cut) (R-rated) | (2 parts) | (heavily cut) | (heavily cut) | (2 parts) (DVD edition) | (Part I) | (Part II)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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As Attila Mellanchini is shot by the communist partisans on VE Day, a close-up is shown of a man's hand holding the pistol to Attila's head. The pistol in his hand is a Beretta M951, which only began production circa 1953 - eight years after the war ended. See more »

Quotes

Olmo Dalco: All those years in jail for nothing!
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A Long and Beautiful Movie
24 June 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A too much long but beautiful movie, showing the political changes in Italy in the Twentieth Century. These changes are presented and reflected through the friendship of Alfredo (Robert De Niro) and Olmo (Gerard Depardieau), from the end of World War I to the end of World War II, from the ascent of the Fascism to its decline and the ascent of the Socialism. Alfred and Olmo were born in the same day and in the same place, landowner and peasant respectively. As far as they grow up, Bertolucci presents the changes in the political scenario in Italy, affecting the relationship between these two friends. The film is a little exhaustive, but it deserves to be watched more than one time. Recommended to viewers who like European movies and particularly Italian history and Bertolucci. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "1900"


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