La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man)(Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man)
La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man)(Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man) (1982)

After his son disappears, an Italian cheese manufacturer is threatened by political terrorists who will supposedly kill the son if he does not pay a large ransom. Unsure if they really have his son and if the son is still alive, he has to… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 1, 1991
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's Mr. Bertolucci's most rewarding, most invigorating film since Last Tango.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man comes across as a parable about a son who dies and is reborn.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Perhaps the least known of Bertolucci's features, it is far from the least interesting.

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Film4

Bertolucci has a sure eye for the shabby moral dilemma of his central character, and with that, he makes sly comment on the state of the Italian nation.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

As usual with Bertolucci, the film's style and bravura camerawork are clearly in the forefront, but the politics and social commentary never quite find their place.

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