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Allonsanfan (1974)

Allonsanfàn (original title)
A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Fulvio Imbriani
Lea Massari ... Charlotte
Mimsy Farmer ... Francesca
Laura Betti ... Esther
Claudio Cassinelli ... Lionello
Benjamin Lev Benjamin Lev ... Vanni 'Peste'
Renato De Carmine Renato De Carmine ... Costantino
Stanko Molnar ... Allonsanfan
Luisa De Santis ... Fiorella
Biagio Pelligra Biagio Pelligra ... Il Prete
Michael Berger Michael Berger ... Remigiano
Raul Cabrera Raul Cabrera
Alderice Casali Alderice Casali ... Concetta
Roberto Frau Roberto Frau
Cirylle Spiga Cirylle Spiga ... Massimo
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A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Drama | History

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allonsanfan See more »

Filming Locations:

Matera, Basilicata, Italy

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Title derived from the first two words of the French national anthem. See more »

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Featured in Filmstunde: Filmstunde 2 (1992) See more »

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Best Taviani film (not recommended for Hollywood-bred viewers)
19 June 2010 | by msn-769-656661See all my reviews

Of course you have to like the Taviani brothers style, something rather hard for viewers contaminated with the fast moving, predictable (even when trying hard to be unpredictable) plots of Hollywood McDonalds-style commercial movies. Taviani brothers take a bitter look at Italy of the '70's, the time when several leftist revolutionary groups, like the Brigade Rosse, the Autonomia Operaia and the Lotta Continua, chose the path of armed struggle against Italian capitalism, ending in a horrible massacre of politicians, judges, and innocent people. Just like them Fulvio, is of a wealthy, aristocratic origin and his revolutionary stance is just sentimental, not backed by real-life status. He gets easily disillusioned, but, caught in a moving sand, however he struggles to reclaim his past life he gets trapped and is swallowed in the end. It is hard to watch a film that you cannot identify with anyone, but it is worth a try.


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