The Law (La legge)
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The Law (La legge)
Jules Dassin, blacklisted during the McCarthy era, directs this routine, ostensibly romantic tale that really courts an underlying theme of the misuse of power. Based on a popular French novel and set in a small Mediterranean town, the story involves a small group of men and the woman several of them desire. The men gather around in the local tavern each evening to play a rather vicious game called "The Law." One man is chosen to dictate to the others, and they have to do what he says, no matter how humiliating. Marietta (Gina Lollobrigida) is the gorgeous servant of Don Cesare… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"full of campy star turns, melodramatic confrontations, and relentless moralism"
‑ Dave Kehr, Film Comment Magazine
"The title, The Law, refers to a cynical power drinking game.""
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"More than its intellectual topics of interest, Dassin's intricately scripted tale is a showcase for his deft gift with the camera."
‑ Nick Schager, House Next Door
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