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Fists in the Pocket (1965)

I pugni in tasca (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 May 1968 (USA)
A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alessandro
... Giulia
... Augusto
Liliana Gerace ... Madre
Pier Luigi Troglio ... Leone
Jeannie McNeil ... Lucia
Irene Agnelli ... Bruna
Sandra Bergamini
Celestina Bellocchio ... Ragazza alla festa
Lella Bertante
Stefania Troglio ... Cameriera
Gianni Schicchi ... Tonino
Mauro Martini ... Ragazzo
Tino Molinari
Gianfranco Cella ... Ragazzo alla festa
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Alessandro, a young epileptic with paranoid inclinations, decides to relieve Augusto, the only sound brother, from the burden of a numerous family plagued with hereditary diseases. After a first aborted attempt, the dreadful series of accidents/murders is started by pushing the blind mother into a ravine. Then comes the turn of Leone, the idiotic brother. Will Alessandro be able to bring to completion his obsessive project ? Written by Stefano Cristiani <cristiani@astrpd.pd.astro.it>

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The role of Alessandro was initially offered to Italian pop singer Gianni Morandi, later declining at the advice of his father and manager. See more »

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During the final scene when Alesandro is having an attack, you can see the camera shadow several times; for instance on the bed. See more »

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Alessandro: I'm a volcano of ideas.
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What torture, living in this house!
6 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This first effort by writer/director Marco Bellocchio has been called a drama by some, and a horror film by others. It is both. It is neither.

It is a view of a dysfunctional family. I almost had the impression they cam from a long line of incest like The People Under the Stairs. One wants to get away, another has epilepsy, the mother is blind, one seems to be developmentally disabled, and the last, Giulia (Paola Pitagora)is really not classifiable, but she sure seems to spend a lot of time very close to her brother Ale (Lou Castel).

Ale feels sorry for his older brother, Augusto (Marino Masé) and hatches a plan to drive the rest of the family, including himself off a cliff so his brother can get on with his life.

His plan fails, so he starts doing them in one by one.

Watching him is mesmerizing. You just have to see what he is going to try next. In the meantime, the family just acts as crazy as you would expect.

Bellocchio went on to direct many more great films including A Leap in the Dark, The Prince of Homburg, and The Religion Hour. It is amazing his first was so good.


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