Leap into the Void

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Bellocchio's quirky subversion of bourgeois family values revives all the strengths of two earlier works (Fists in the Pocket and In the Name of the Father) with its tale of a middle-aged, incestuously puritanical judge (Piccoli) gradually destroyed by the hesitant love affair between his sister (Aimée) and a young anarchist actor. The treatment is perhaps less cruel, but Bellocchio continues the stylisation and claustrophobia of his earlier images - and with them the debt to the wise, angry, anti-patriarchal cinema of Jean Vigo.

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Duration: 120 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Screenwriter: Marco Bellocchio, Piero Natoli, Vincenzo Cerami
Cast: Michel Piccoli
Anouk Aimée
Michele Placido
Gisella Burinato
Antonio Piovanelli
Anna Orso
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