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.
Jean-Louis Trinitignant regards this as the best film he appeared in before Amour in 2012.
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.
Composed by Michele Novaro
Lyrics by Goffredo Mameli
Italian, French, Latin, Chinese
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