R | | Drama
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
The film was in contention for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. However, a huge controversy over the inclusion of Michael Verhoeven's film O.K. (1970) resulted in the Festival being abandoned and no awards being given out.
It's me, yes. Everything all right?
Marcello: What do you mean, they're gone? You mean she's gone, too?
Marcello: I'll be waiting in front of the hotel.
A radio tower appears in a flashback to Marcello's Rome boyhood in 1917.
The "Dance of the Blind" sequence was restored for the 1994 re-issue of the film. This had been cut for the American release. Contrary to early reports, the DVD released by Paramount does include this scene.
Italian, French, Latin, Chinese
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