The iconic Marcello Mastroianni stars in this surreal 19th century–set period piece as the political revolutionary Fulvio, a man of nobility who, in his advanced age, is second-guessing his commitment to anarchism. As directed by celebrated filmmaking brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Mastroianni remains grounded as the complex libertine whose fears of judgement by his comrades during the Italian Unification see him reluctantly sticking to the cause, at odds with his selfish desire to retire in comfort and leisure among high society. The stunning visuals, lensed by Giuseppe Ruzzolini (Teorema), are complimented by Ennio Morricone’s rousing score, the main theme of which will be immediately recognizable to fans of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). 

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani. WITH: Marcello Mastroianni, Lea Massari, Mimsy Farmer, Laura Betti. 1974. 111 min. Italy. Color. Italian. 4K DCP. Courtesy of Cinecittà.

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