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373 Ratings

The Working Class Goes to Heaven

La classe operaia va in paradiso

Directed by Elio Petri
Italy, 1971


A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. Although the physical handicap is not serious, the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
(Also known as Lulu the Tool.)

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The Working Class Goes to Heaven Directed by Elio Petri

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1972 | Winner: Palme d'Or

1972 | Special Mention

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1972 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

1972 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

David di Donatello Awards

1972 | 2 wins including: Best Film

Golden Globes (Italy)

1973 | Winner: Best Actor

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