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Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
"Brutti, sporchi e cattivi" (original title)

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Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The ... See full summary »

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Giacinto Mazzatella
Maria Luisa Santella ...
Iside
Francesco Anniballi ...
Domizio
Maria Bosco ...
Gaetana
Giselda Castrini ...
Lisetta
Alfredo D'Ippolito ...
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Giancarlo Fanelli ...
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Ettore Garofolo ...
Camillo
Marco Marsili ...
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Franco Merli ...
Linda Moretti ...
Matilde
Luciano Pagliuca ...
Romolo
Giuseppe Paravati ...
Tato
Silvana Priori ...
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Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery. Written by Rick Fleming <rmf8a@virginia.edu>

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Powerful and Modern
7 August 2006 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I saw parts of the movie when i was a child, today i had the pleasure of having a second chance to see it. I grabbed the opportunity... I'm a person o likes cinema in general, maybe more independent, but keeping the attention on the products of the enterprise... The film is a pungent, powerful blow to the modern society... When it premiered it was also in this condition... But nowadays the film balances between the tragic and the comic gender, with a sensitive eye... Very funny... Extremely dramatic... The ironic look, that scola gives to the foundings of European civilization, the ability to survive, how in extreme conditions (poverty, famine, lack of hygienic conditions) the humans have the capability of preserving values has purity, humor, fantasy… And without being afraid in addressing the darkest side of man, the violent being, the amorality, putting aside the fear of shocking th audience… Etore manages a brilliant timing in managing the drama and the comedy… More would take place in this reflection but I don't want to risk sounding (even more…) pretentious…. One of my favorite movies... Até já... ps: I apologize for the quality of my written English...


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