I Compagni (The Organizer) (The Strikers)
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I Compagni (The Organizer) (The Strikers)
The Organizer (I Compagni) takes a gritty, near-documentary approach to its subject matter: the exploitation of Italian laborers in the 19th century. Shorn of all his studio-imposed glamour, Marcello Mastrioanni plays a Genoan political refugee visiting a friend in Turin. Appalled by the horrible working conditions in the town's textile mill, Mastrioanni stays on to organize the workers in a strike. Though he is nearly killed several times, Mastrioanni survives to set an example for the workers, who rally together into a powerful union. The fact that Marcello Mastrioanni was bearded and… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Shot on location, the movie has a neo-realistic feel, but sometimes the framing of the shots gives it a beautiful cinematic vibe that is far from gritty, despite its subject matter."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"The style often features broad comic performances against a background of despair and defeatism; these were not comedies with happy endings which seems to be a contradiction."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
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