Fists in His Pocket (I pugni in tasca)
Fists in His Pocket (I pugni in tasca) (1968)

This bizarre drama chronicles the strange activities of a family of mad epileptics and their blind mother, and of the terrible effects they have on the one healthy member of their clan, Mase. The young man really wants to get married, but… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 27, 1968
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Renata Adler
New York Times

It is sealed and stifling, gray and extremely powerful-about as attractive as somebody coughing wretchedly beside you on a subway. And as insistent.

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Jay Antani

bracingly raw

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Still a shocking, forceful film, and it seems every bit as alive today as it must have in 1965.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Shot impeccably by Alberto Marrama and dipped in hushed Ennio Morricone lullabies, the film's visual intensity presents the iconography of a world in transition.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It somehow manages not to be a shocker, a clinical study or like an American TV soap opera despite its story line dipping into all those areas.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Robert C
Very interesting film. Quirky, yet chilling and at times very intense. At first you feel that Alessandro is only trying to help his older brother (the most… More
Stella Dallas
this is brilliant. a milestone of sixties film and still amazingly fresh. lou castel's performance as a disturbed man hatching a matter-of-fact plan to… More
Bruce Bruce
This film is a selection from the Criterion Collection, Spine No #333. Like all movies in the Criterion Collection it is far from what is seen on the big screen… More
Stephen M
Here's a film to ease your mind if you're worried about your family being dysfunctional! I think a lot of reviews I've read of this are too eager… More
Stefanie C
What an awesome and twisted debut film!!! Dark, subversive, and a scathing indictment of bourgeois family values. Family dynamics don't become more… More
Tim Sigur
The story was a little too over the top for me, but there are some amazing scenes. Lou Castel keeps you watching.