Love & Anarchy

Directed by Lina Wertmüller

Release Year: 1973
Running Time: 129
Color Type: Color
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
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Screening Info
Cast
Giancarlo Giannini [Tunin]
Lina Polito [Tripolina]
Mariangela Melato [Salomè]

Crew
Writer Lina Wertmüller
Composed by Nino Rota
Cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno
Produced by Romano Cardarelli
Directed by Lina Wertmüller


Also available in The Lina Wertmuller Collection (Blu-ray Box)

NEW DCP COMING SOON!  An epic tragicomedy from director Lina Wertmuller (Seven Beauties), LOVE AND ANARCHY plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini.

Giancarlo Giannini (The Seduction of Mimi) won the best acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his achingly sensitive portrayal of Tunin, a freckle-faced innocent who became an accidental anarchist. His contact in Rome is Salomè (Mariangela Melato), a prostitute with her own sob story. While they prepare for the assassination, Tunin falls in love with Tripolina (Lina Polito), which threatens the entire operation.

A film of operatic emotion and subversive comedy, LOVE AND ANARCHY is a powerful statement on the terror of fascism and the ignoble fates of those who challenged it.

Critical Acclaim

"A FASCINATING FILM! Rich in character and mood." - Gene Shalit, NBC-TV

"Passionate and stirring." - The New York Times

"Breathtaking... executed with the high-pitched passion of a gothic romance with a fluid, whirling, dazzling energy." - Newsweek

"A film of extraordinary vigor and force, possessed of boldness and ferocity." - New York Daily News

Awards

  • Best Actor Cannes Film Festival
    Official Selection Panorama of European Cinema

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