China is Near (La Cina e vicina)
China is Near (La Cina e vicina) (1967)

In this Italian satire a poli sci professor from a large, wealthy family stirs up turmoil amongst his family and friends when he decides to run for office on the Socialist party ticket. His brother the Maoist tries to thwart his endeavors.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1967
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

China Is Near's hysterically cynical plot could easily take place anywhere there's a surplus of social-climbers.

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Pauline Kael
New Yorker

Bellocchio makes it all rhyme. The camera glides in and out and around the action; it moves as simply and with as much apparent ease as if it were attached to the director's forehead.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Smart scathing satire on modern-day sex and politics.

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Walter M.
In "China Is Near," Vittorio(Glauco Mauri), a professor, has been selected to be the socialist candidate for councilman, despite his severe lack of… More