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The Belly of an Architect (1987)

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An American architect arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibition for a French architect, Boullée, who is famous for his oval structures. Through the course of 9 months he becomes obsessed ... See full summary »

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Louisa Kracklite
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Caspasian Speckler
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Io Speckler
Stefania Casini ...
Flavia Speckler
Vanni Corbellini ...
Frederico
Alfredo Varelli ...
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Geoffrey Copleston ...
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Francesco Carnelutti ...
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Marino Masé ...
Trettorio
Marne Maitland ...
Battistino
Claudio Spadaro ...
Mori
Rate Furlan ...
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Julian Jenkins ...
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Enrica Maria Scrivano ...
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An American architect arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibition for a French architect, Boullée, who is famous for his oval structures. Through the course of 9 months he becomes obsessed with his belly, suffers severe stomach pains, loses his wife, exhibition, his unborn child and finally his own life. Written by Ofir Zwebner <ofirz@hotmail.com>

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23 September 1987 (France)  »

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Der Bauch des Architekten  »

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$287,725 (USA)
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When photocopying the picture of Augustus, Kracklite puts the picture in upside down which would have given a blank copy (unless the same picture was on both sides). Additionally, it would not be possible to achieve the level of resolution of Augustus' abdomen from such a small picture. See more »

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Stourley Kracklite: All fascists are meat-eaters.
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How can a drama make up (?) all the way to be a chilling thriller.
13 November 2004 | by (Thessaloniki,Greece) – See all my reviews

This is all about it!A spectacular drama so disturbing to become an "existence thriller".A deep and thorough look into the soul and the brain of a creative (in his very own way indeed) man.Psychosis breaks in, out of nowhere, to this man's mind and cripples his emotions, his thought and finally his life.The order mentioned before is exactly the event line of the film.Dark sides of our mind are brutally exposed and true inspiration appears to be not further than a step or two from madness.Excellent music that can both stand alone and brilliantly combine with the work, is what makes the film a true classic.A must see for everyone with a sense in real art.


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