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The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man

  • Film
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Time Out says

Tognazzi plays a rich Parma dairy farmer forced to sell up his greatest love - his material possessions - to meet the ransom demanded by a gang of terrorists who have kidnapped his son. In an attempt to fathom the siege mentality induced in an Italian society which had by then accepted terrorist violence as a commonplace, Bertolucci inverts the son-in-search-of-the-father theme of his most widely admired film, The Spider's Stratagem, and his small ensemble of lead characters begin to spin webs of deception - on each other, on us. The result is a mordantly witty tragi-comedy which matches the sombre tones of Carlo Di Palma's cinematography, but the style is no less flamboyant and seductive than that of Bertolucci's earlier films.
Written by RM

Release Details

  • Duration:116 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Screenwriter:Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Cast:
    • Ugo Tognazzi
    • Anouk Aimée
    • Laura Morante
    • Victor Cavallo
    • Olympia Carlisi
    • Riccardo Tognazzi
    • Vittorio Caprioli
    • Renato Salvatori
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