La Commare Secca (1962)

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Released 11-Oct-2006
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A prostitute is murdered by night in a Roman park. One by one the police interview the men who were in the vicinity at the time-a petty thief, a hen-pecked pimp, a soldier on leave, a waiter and a pair of awkward lads keen to impress their girlfriends. As each gives his version of events, the story of what happened that night is revealed.

Written by Bertolucci's friend and colleague, Pier Paolo Pasolini, this gripping portrait of the lower echelons of 1960s Roman society marks the directorial debut of the most successful Italian director of the late 20th century who went on to make some of cinema's most lauded films (The Last Emperor, Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist). An innovative and experimental narrative, La Commare Secca has been likened to Akira Kurosawa's great Rashomon, although Bertolucci had not previously seen the film.

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Bernardo Bertolucci
Sergio Citti
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Carlotta Barilli
Lorenza Benedetti
Clorinda Celani
Vincenzo Ciccora
Alvaro D'Ercole
Giancarlo De Rosa
Elena Fontana
Maria Fontana
Gabriella Giorgelli
Romano Labate
Directed by
Bernardo Bertolucci
Piero Piccioni
Carlo Rustichelli
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 1962 85 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.70:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio & Animation, Booklet-Insert Essay By Rolando Caputo Ass. Lec. Cinema Studies, Featurette-Bernardo Bertolucci: What's The Meaning Of Cinema, Trailer-Tokyo Story, The Leopard, The Wind Will Carry Us, Umberto D
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