Centochiodi (One Hundred Nails)
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Centochiodi (One Hundred Nails)
As celebrated Italian director Ermanno Olmi's self-declared final work, the feature 100 Nails (AKA Centochiodi, 2007) attempts to weave a narrative around a contemporary figure who harbors the humanity of Christ. In a startling prologue, the overseer of an ancient library screams out in horror and summons the cops when he discovers that some degenerate has nailed 100 rare manuscripts to the floor with giant railroad spikes, comparable to the ones used to nail Jesus to the cross. As the authorities conduct their investigation, the film then flashes back to events that unfolded over the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A talking-heads, philosophic tedium posing as a film."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"All the books in the world aren't nearly as valuable as a single cup of coffee with a friend -- so says One Hundred Nails, Ermanno Olmi's disappointing follow-up to his luminous Singing Behind Screens."
‑ Jay Weissberg, Variety
"One Hundred Nails, which Olmi has announced will be his last film, goes out on an especially minor key."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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