14 ene. 2013

épater le bourgeois: Franco Nero naked

A shocking, violent, forgotten masterpiece. Marcia triunfale épate le bourgeois. After Bellocchio attacks to family I pugni in tasca, La Cina è vicina; and Catholic schools and education in Nel nome del padre, now the director talks about the Army.

During the military service of a year, somewhere in winter... there are young soldiers with cruel jokes, mobbing, gay cruising, a pornographer officer who watch explicit porn films, golden rain into a soldier at the barracks, an unhappy wife who steals and cheat, we can find anything.
Starring by (and dubbed) gorgeous Franco Nero and Miou Miou as the Captain and wife, there's the 3rd in the triangle, the soldier with diploma, played by Michele Placido, the real protagonist.
A really hard film.

11 ene. 2013

Mariangela Melato has been swept away

Sad news, great Italian actress, star from commedia all'italiana and dramas Mariangela Melato is dead.

Monicelli's bitter masterpiece Caro Michele, Oscar nominee Dimenticare Venezia, Giuseppe Bertolucci's Segreti, segreti, Palme d'Or La classe operaia va in paradiso, and specially her 3 films with Lina Wertmüller: The seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy and Swept Away.

She made another film with Lina in the 80's but I did not like it at all: Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico 

From Mimi Metallurgico

from Love and Anarchy

Her last film with Wertmüller