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Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged ... See full summary »

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Jean-Luc Godard (segment), Ugo Gregoretti (segment) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Anna Maria (segment "Illibatezza")
Bruce Balaban Bruce Balaban ... Joe (segment "Illibatezza")
Maria Pia Schiaffino Maria Pia Schiaffino ... Air hostess (segment "Illibatezza")
Jean-Marc Bory ... Husband (segment "Il nuovo mondo") (as Jean Marc Bory)
Alexandra Stewart ... Alexandra (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
Orson Welles ... The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta")
Mario Cipriani Mario Cipriani ... Stracci / Good Thief (segment "La ricotta")
Laura Betti ... The 'Diva' (segment "La ricotta")
Edmonda Aldini Edmonda Aldini ... Another diva (segment "La ricotta")
Ettore Garofolo Ettore Garofolo ... Angel (segment "La ricotta")
Ugo Tognazzi ... Togni (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Lisa Gastoni ... Togni's wife (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Ricky Tognazzi ... The son (segment "Il pollo ruspante") (as Riky Tognazzi)
Antonella Taito Antonella Taito ... The daughter (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
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Storyline

This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalypse world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend. In Pasolini's 'Curd Cheese' ('La Ricotta'), a lavish film about the life of Jesus Christ is being made in a poor area. The impoverished people subject themselves to various indignities in the name of moviemaking in order to win a little food. The central character is hoisted up on a cross for filming, and dies there. Finally comes Gregoretti's 'Free Range Chicken' ('Il Pollo Ruspante') in which a family of the materialist culture inadvertantly illustrate the cynical, metallic voiced doctrine of a top sales theorist. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Gay beginnings of the end of the world.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 December 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Have a Brainwash See more »

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Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The section entitled "La Ricotta" is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD for Mamma Roma (1962). See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The city hadn't changed, but Alessandra had. And I didn't know it yet.
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Alternate Versions

The Portuguese subtitled version was shown with episodes in a different order: first Frango no Campo / "Pollo rumpante, Il"; then O Novo Mundo / "Nuovo mondo, Il"; and last "Pureza" / "Illibatezza". Pasolini's episode was totally cut by the scissors of official censorship in the theatrical release. See more »

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Four Rooms it's not...
8 March 2000 | by victor9000See all my reviews

Four short films by three Italians and one Jean-Luc Godard on our "new" era still seem fresh (especially Gregoretti's segment) after nearly thirty years. They all share the pessimistic thread that the world is becoming worse and individuals no longer control the course of their own lives. Each part is engrossing, yet The Range-Grown Chicken (Part IV) is particularly brilliant. Structuring a film on consumerism from the perspectives of a commercially bombarded father and a capitalist professor sets up a great division between consumerism and free will. Overall, interesting and worth seeing.


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