Palombella rossa (Red Wood Pigeon)
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Palombella rossa (Red Wood Pigeon)
This humorous and peculiarly Italian movie is unlikely to have been released outside that country, largely because of the intricacies of its political references. Writer/producer/director/lead actor Nanni Moretti has filmed a semi-autobiographical story which combines the action in a rousing water polo championship game (the film's name, Palombella Rossa, refers to a water polo move) with the efforts of the team's amnesiac star player (Moretti) to remember his past. In particular, he wants to remember why he is a communist. As the story unfolds, references to well over 20 years of… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] wildly funny and daringly loopy self-questioning regarding identity and political progress."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"A silly slapstick satirical political riff on the uncertain state of the Italian communist party."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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