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The Organizer (1963)

I compagni (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 1963 (Yugoslavia)
A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (story) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (story) (as Scarpelli) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Professor Sinigaglia
Renato Salvatori ... Raoul
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Adele
Folco Lulli ... Pautasso
Bernard Blier ... Martinetti
Raffaella Carrà ... Bianca
François Périer ... Maestro Di Meo
Vittorio Sanipoli ... Baudet
Mario Pisu Mario Pisu ... Manager
Kenneth Kove ... Luigi
Annie Girardot ... Niobe
Edda Ferronao Edda Ferronao ... Maria
Anna Di Silvio Anna Di Silvio ... Gesummina
Roberto Diamanti Roberto Diamanti
Elvira Tonelli Elvira Tonelli ... Cesarina
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Storyline

The story of exploited textile factory workers in Turin, Italy at the turn of the century and their beginnings of their fight for better working conditions. Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is sent by (presumably) the Socialists to help them organize their strike and give form to their struggle. Written by alfiehitchie

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Drama...Comedy...Power...Wit...Impact...A Remarkable Film!

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Drama | History

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Country:

Italy | France | Yugoslavia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1963 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Organizer See more »

Filming Locations:

Turin, Piedmont, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

British actor Kenneth Kove was dubbed in his role as Luigi See more »

Quotes

Martinetti: We'll form a committee, decide who'll speak to them.
Pautasso: Good! I'll be the leader.
Martinetti: No, we're all equal. You, him...
Cesarina: And me!
Pautasso: Women? Look, this is serious.
Adele: Oh, so we can work, contribute to collections, but we have no rights?
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Connections

Featured in La strana coppia. Incontro con Age e Scarpelli (2001) See more »

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"Biography" of an academic turned labour organiser
27 December 2000 | by johnwood-2See all my reviews

Along with the U.S. "Salt of the Earth" this is one of the few films from nonsocialist/communist countries to take a deep and sympathetic look at class struggle and the conditions that led to the formation and defence of labour unions. It's an emotionally excruciating film thanks to Mastroianni's greatest performances among so many great performances, and the superb screenwriting and direction.


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