Marco Bellocchio

Marco Bellocchio

Date of Birth: 09 Nov 1939

Country: Italy

Biography: Marco Bellocchio (born 9 November 1939) is an Italian film director, screenwriter, and actor.

Total Credits at Criticker: 8 (Actor), 29 (Director), 25 (Writer), 1 (Creator)

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    My Mother\
    A fascinating portrait of a man (Castellitto) who is forced to reconcile with his own atheism after receiving a shocking appeal from the Church requesting his participation in the canonization of his "saintly" mother. (New Yorker Films)
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    La Balia
    Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice... (imdb)
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    Broken Dreams
    Using archival footage and interviews with ex-Red Brigade activists and the ex-leader of the Italian Marxist-Leninists, this documentary explores the topics terrorism and the "broken dream" of the communist revolution.
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    Fists in the Pocket
    Alessandro, a young epileptic with paranoid inclinations, decides to relieve Augusto, the only sound brother, from the burden of a numerous family plagued with hereditary diseases. After a first aborted attempt, the dreadful series of accidents/murders is started by pushing the blind mother into a ravine. Then comes the turn of Leone, the idiotic brother. Will Alessandro be able to bring to completion his obsessive project ? (imdb)
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    Buongiorno, notte
    The movie is based on a true story. On 16 March 1978 Aldo Moro, the former Italian Prime Minister was kidnapped in Via Fani by the Brigate Rosse (Red Brigades), a militant Communist Italian group... (imdb)
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    Devil in the Flesh
    An Italian high school student becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. (imdb)
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    Il Principe di Homburg
    The Prince of Homburg, disobeys orders and leads a cavalry charge in battle against the Swedes, which leads to victory. He is court martialled however for disobeying orders and sentenced to death. His love who is now to be betrothed to the King of Sweden, following his execution appeals to the Elector, her uncle, on his behalf, as do his comrades in battle. He must also contend with his own desire to live and conflicting sense of honour. (imdb)
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    La Cina è vicina
    A poli sci professor from a large, wealthy family stirs up turmoil amongst his family and friends when he decides to run for office on the Socialist party ticket. His brother the Maoist tries to thwart his endeavors. Other family members get involved in the struggle for political power, sexual gratification, and money. (allmovie)
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    Amore e rabbia
    Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a couple injured in a car crash. A man, stripped of his identity, dies in bed with actors expressing his agony. A cheerful, innocent young man walking a city street in a time of war pays a price for this innocence... (imdb)
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    Salto nel vuoto
    Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from her depression when Mauro acquaints her with Giovanni, a brilliant actor at the edge of legality. Mauro become unconsciously jealous of this relationship, and try to get Giovanni arrested. (imdb)
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    Vincere
    The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.
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    La condanna
    A girl and her art professor get trapped inside a castle-museum after it closes at night. After a little resistance she agrees to have sex with him, but then she sues the professor for rape. The professor will have to prove his innocence. (imdb)
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    Il regista di matrimoni
    Franco Elica is a filmmaker worried about his daughter marriage with a catholic extremist. He is filming also another version of 'I Promessi Sposi'. But a scandal explodes within the production pushing Franco to escape in Sicilia. Here he meets Mr. Palagonia that proposes him to film his daughter marriage. But Franco, while is recycling himself as ceremony's filmmaker, falls in love for her. (imdb)
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    Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina
    The chief editor of an italian conservative newspaper exploits the murder of a young woman in order to influence the results of the upcoming elections.
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    Sorelle Mai
    Bellocchio blends reality and fiction in this episodic family drama.
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    In the Name of the Father
    It's 1958, the year of the death of Pius XII, the most clerical and authoritarian of modern pontiffs. In a boarding school, the handsome, rich and rebellious Angelo Transeunti arrives. He is a devotee of the "overman". With his arrival, the school life is shattered - the boy puts into action plan to deride and destroy the institution against the deputy rector, Father Corazza. (mubi.com)
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    Henry IV
    The story begins at a medieval dressing party. A man, dressed as the King Enrico IV, falls from his horse and hits his head. This causes him serious lesions and gets insane, believing he is really the King. (imdb)
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    Dormant Beauty
    Italian master Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Good Morning, Night, Vincere) offers a multi-faceted exploration of the thorny issue of euthanasia in this response to Italy's famous Eluana Englaro controversy. (tiff.net)
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    The Eyes, the Mouth
    After the death of his brother Pippo, Giovanni meets Vanda, Pippo's widow, at his funeral. They soon become atracted and start a new relationship, surrounded by the ghost of Pippo.
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    Il Gabbiano
    TV adaptation of Chekhov's play
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    La visione del sabba
    A psychiatrist engages in hallucinations with a woman who claims to be a witch.
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    Marcia trionfale
    A young graduate headed for military service, although having done everything to be admitted to the academy, is uncomfortable in the harsh reality of military life. His superior, currently in a state of depression, confides in him and, without knowing it, his wife's lover.
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    Sangue del mio sangue
    A mother pushes her son, Federico, to visit the convent-prison in Bobbio, where Sister Benedetta is facing charges of witchery for seducing Fabrizio, Federico's twin brother, and making him betray his priestly mission. The mother pressures Fedrico to rehabilitate his brother legacy but he, too, falls under Benedetta's spell, thus sentencing her to a life sentence walled up in prison. 30 years later, Federico, now Cardinal, will meet again Benedetta, still living behind those walls. (Venezia 72)
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    Fai bei sogni
    Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo's idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has become an accomplished journalist. After reporting on the war in Sarajevo, he begins to suffer from panic attacks. As he prepares to sell his parents' apartment, Massimo is forced to relive his traumatic past. (Quinzaine)
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    Matti da Slegare
    This film supports the ideas of Dr. Franco Basaglia on menthal health and the abolition of lunatic asylums.
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    The Butterfly\
    Massimo is a young actor who is a spellbinding livewire on stage. A theatre director is moved by his talent and wants to do a play about him, to turn him into a great role to be interpreted by Massimo himself. But the actor's father informs the director of his son's strange decision to renounce conventional language in everyday life, and offers a possible explanation: a disillusionment in love.
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    Il traditore
    The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called "boss of the two worlds", first mafia informant in Sicily 1980's. (imdb)
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    Marx Can Wait
    A personal documentary centered around the suicide of the director's twin brother, Camillo Bellocchio, in 1968.
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    Kidnapped
    A Jewish boy is kidnapped and converted to Catholicism in 1858. (imdb)
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