The neorealistic story follows the uneventful lives of Francesco, Sergio and Antonio, three young men, who live in a small, poverty-stricken village. Since all three are unemployed they while their time away roaming the streets and chasing girls.
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I Basilischi di Lina Wertmuller. Désoeuvrement sur une musique remarquable de Ennio MORICONE === Idleness on a remarkable music by Ennio MORRICONE. Complete film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO8lWbZR8Rc
CINEMA, 35mm _ Beautiful first film that evokes somehow Fellini with this fantastic gallery of portraits. The boring life of a village somewhere in the south, and three boys looking for themselves (and for girls, occasionnally). Wertmüller uses humor with a nice personal touch in a film that feels authentic and a first hand experience. The youth is bored. Years later this will convert into Bellochio´s first film.
Set in the early Felliniesque universe of 'Il Vitelloni', this sharp satire of Italy's struggle with the Scylla and the Charybdis of fascism and communism, tradition and modernity, but more importantly, of gender roles introduces gently superb moments of formalism, yet never loses sight of the languid universe of the 'lizards' and fastidiously injects to tragedy emancipating touches, along with clever self-sarcasm.