A tender coming-of-age story and a sharp observation of dehumanizing corporate enterprise, Ermanno Olmi’s Il posto is a touching and hilarious tale of one young man’s stumbling entrance into the perils of modern adulthood.
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not able to sleep a night before the exam, anxiety, what will happen, there are so many candidates, what are the question like, ok this was not so bad, oh she´s pretty should i approach her, should i ask her for a coffee, don´t look too much in her direction, pretend you´re looking around, oh she´s looking at me too, what is the job like this is my first time, anxiety, where is she it´s raining, there she is but not
Like poetry to me. In its simplicity Il posto says too much. Olmi succeds showing how dehumanizing big corporations can be: all those endless corridors, the monotony, the gulf between people. Terribly true and poignant. But what really captivated me in this coming-of-age film is how everything is shown through the expressivity of Panseri's eyes: naive, lost, scared, passionate. The last 20 minutes are unforgettable.
The moments of happiness of life are the little things and the moments in when we expect something great may happen (projects, relationships, work, studies etc..), it's not a pessimistic thought that things will normally not be as we ideally expected, it's the reality, but we need to keep expecting those moments to feel alive.
Another powerful film from Ermanno Olmi. Domenico could be any young person,full of hope,aspiring for a satisfying job.
Made 50 years ago,the message is still clear --large corporations dehumanize their work force.
A masterpiece that captures and translates emotions in a vivid and compelling way. It made me feel the uneasyness, the echoes of shoes walking through large and empty corridors, eyes staring at you, unfriendly attitudes, unbearable monotony, complete hollowness of life or goals, very brief joy... now I'm really scared...
The repetitive and mundane life working in corporations, the indifference of others in the workplace, only brief moments of humanity and happiness, and undeveloped romances.
The soon-to-be story of my life, and just the thought of it scares me.