Fists in the Pocket Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masé

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Marco Bellocchio wrote and directed his first movie FISTS IN THE POCKET (I Pugni in tasca) in 1965.
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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.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   All family members Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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