Fists in the Pocket

Marco Bellochio, Italy, 1965, 108 min., Italian w/ English subtitles

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Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio. Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and savage gallows humor, Fists in the Pocket was a gleaming ice pick in the eye of bourgeois family values and Catholic morality, a truly unique work that continues to rank as one of the great achievements of Italian cinema.

Introduced by Peter Lesnik; Penn Cinema Studies and Italian Studies

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