The Organizer
The Organizer (1963)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 25, 1997
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

A nearly forgotten near-great movie, with one of Marcello Mastroianni's classic tragicomic performances.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

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.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

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.

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