Marco Bellocchio wrote and directed his first movie FISTS IN THE POCKET (I Pugni in tasca) in 1965.
The film is about a very dysfunctional family living in the Italian countryside. Firstly, there is the mother, blind, who reigns over her four children : Leone who's retarded, Sandro who's epileptic, their sister Giulia, and at least Antonio, maybe the only normal person of the family, who's on the verge of marrying Lucia, a girl from the city. One day, Sandro decides to help his brother Antonio to make the decision to leave the family and pushes his mother in a ravine. The death of the mother liberates Sandro who starts to go to the city with Antonio and to dream of a future for himself. Then, his next step is to drown his retarded brother Leone in the bathtub so that nothing would keep him from starting a new life.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler