IFC Films | Release Date: March 19, 2010
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HuguesF.Mar 29, 2010
Through the struggle of this woman, Bellocchio not only is critical of fascism and of the dictatorship of Mussolini.. It is too a real hymn to cinema as a medium conveying meaning in an alienated world. In this point of view,it is by itself Through the struggle of this woman, Bellocchio not only is critical of fascism and of the dictatorship of Mussolini.. It is too a real hymn to cinema as a medium conveying meaning in an alienated world. In this point of view,it is by itself an act of resistance, in a world invaded by advertisements, and whose Imaginary is colonized by the society of the spectacle. Bellocchio offers us an operatic tour de force. Performance by both actors is exceptional, but especially from Giovanna Mezzogiorno, amazingly inhabited in the role of her young career (A performance and a movie that would undeniably have deserved more prizes, had Cannes jury been fair, or had Italy selected it as the Italian candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Movie, instead of a more commercial one). Expand
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JaneG.Mar 28, 2010
Dark, impossibly dark, dreary and not worth the trouble. All the critics loved this but very disappointing.
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DiezmartinezSep 22, 2010
Con un vigor narrativo y una inventiva visual envidables, Bellocchio echa mano de un estilo diríase operático/futurista para contar la trágica historia de la primera familia del joven socialista BenitoCon un vigor narrativo y una inventiva visual envidables, Bellocchio echa mano de un estilo diríase operático/futurista para contar la trágica historia de la primera familia del joven socialista Benito Mussolini, repudiada y aplastada cuando "Il Duce" cambió de bando para convertirse en lider del fascismo. Giovanna Mezzogiorno está extraordinaria. Expand
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