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27 Ratings

They Called Him Bulldozer

Lo chiamavano Bulldozer

Directed by Michele Lupo
Italy, West Germany, 1978
Action, Comedy, Sport


The “Bulldozer”, a former football star, is now working as a fisherman. As a group of street-people arranges a football match against the local Armybase, he is asked to be their trainer. His boat was damaged by a submarine and he currently has no work, so he agrees.

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They Called Him Bulldozer Directed by Michele Lupo

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    While 'doors' are a thematic 'strength'-joke, when juxtaposed with the work's subtextual nationalism, the rapid (and forceful) opening/closing of doorways become suggestive of Bulldozer's messianic purpose. It is the forceful closing of doorways that destroys the door and door-frame's future use, which happens to provide an continuous pathway for the Italian people, yet also does't allow for others to close it again.

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