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Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where is this relationship heading, and will Michele be able to help the police catch the murderer? Written by hoshiyomi

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A Little Facet Of Insanity.
5 February 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Bianca is a 1984 Italian film directed and starring Nanni Moretti. It is often regarded as one of the director/actor's best, as well as one of the best Italian films of the decade. Its accurate and elegiac portrait of the 80's lifestyle in the country warms the hearts of Italian viewers even today, by watching the film.

Bianca is the story of a young Math professor who moves into a new apartment because of his transfer to a new, small-town high school, full of strange, grotesque characters. Above them all however he spots Bianca, another teacher, and falls in love with her. But to this, there is a huge twist that is massively evident from the beginning of the movie: Michele has numerous obsessions, including being exaggeratedly nosy towards neighbors and friends, more in particular to the couples he knows. When two couples that he knew were found murdered, the detective hired for the job suspects him for being responsible.

The movie is almost completely dedicated to a profound study of the main character's persona: he is a strange man that almost feeds from other people's relationships, but is never able to find happiness himself, mostly by choice, because like he says himself, he believes in pure happiness, a happiness so complete that there is not even the slightest chance that it might turn to unhappiness. He prefers his state of unhappiness rather than a temporary happiness that will inevitably lead to strong depression. It's all in black and white for him. This overly grotesque character however, no matter how well developed he is, doesn't feel really believable, simply because his manias are way too enhanced, and his behavior is a little over the top, making even the viewer uncomfortable for the person to which Michele is currently addressing to.

Despite this strong focus on Moretti's character, the supporting cast is not invisible or alien to the audience: the colorful headmaster of the school, the young music aficionado history teacher, the old neighbor, the teacher therapist, and the beautiful Bianca do have their relevance and their space in this film, just the right amount, enough to not be intruders to the dominant protagonist. Speaking of the script, or perhaps, of the editing chops, a lot of these scenes feel very disconnected with one another: On one hand, it gives the stronger impression of a more realistic, unpredictable and random sequence of events, like real life tends to be like, but on the other hand, it doesn't give much logic to the flowing of the film. And this is a film soberly done and soberly directed, which means, there needs to be that rationality sculpted in the passing of the happenings, no matter what the subject matter of the final product is.

"Bianca" is an entertaining film, for sure, but it has potholes in terms of film-making decisions. The character development however, no matter how grotesque the protagonist is, is excellent, and is possibly the saving grace of what could have been a mediocre film undecided between being an OK Mystery or a slight Comedy. The two genres, unfortunately don't blend well together, as they awkwardly share the screen in their separate spaces.

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