Fist in His Pocket (I pugni in tasca)
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Fist in His Pocket (I pugni in tasca)
Considered one of the great lost classics of Italian neo-realism, this bleak drama was the debut feature of filmmaker Marco Bellocchio. Lou Castel stars as Alessandro, an epileptic from a large family of similarly afflicted siblings, headed up by a blind matriarch (Liliana Gerace). The only healthy member of the family is Alessandro's brother Augusto (Marino Mase), who wants to marry his girlfriend but refuses to saddle a bride with the enormous burden of helping to care for his ailing relatives. Sympathetic to Augusto's plight, Alessandro decides to murder the rest of the family so as… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Still a shocking, forceful film, and it seems every bit as alive today as it must have in 1965."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Shot impeccably by Alberto Marrama and dipped in hushed Ennio Morricone lullabies, the film's visual intensity presents the iconography of a world in transition."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"It somehow manages not to be a shocker, a clinical study or like an American TV soap opera despite its story line dipping into all those areas."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"bracingly raw"
‑ Jay Antani,
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