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364 Ratings

La commare secca

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Italy, 1962
Crime, Drama, Mystery


In Bernardo Bertolucci’s stunning debut, the brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one by one, each account bringing them closer to the killer.

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La commare secca Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Critics reviews

It is one of cinema’s great debuts, though at least some credit lies with Pasolini, whose presence is felt in the subject matter—the murder of a Roman prostitute, as recounted by a handful of police suspects found near the scene—as well as the almost sacerdotal dignity that he grants to material that would normally be treated as sordid.
January 02, 2019
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