Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and savage gallows humor, Fists in the Pocket tells the story of a twisted young man who takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio.
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Un frère psychopathe narcissique prêt à passer à l'acte, sa sœur qui l'admire, l'autre frère soumis & l’aîné dominateur. Dangereuse combinaison dépeinte par BELLOCCHIO dans l'Italie provinciale des 60ties == One brother narcissic psycho ready to kill, his sister in love for him, the other brother submissive & the elder domineering. A dangerous combination portrayed by BELLOCCHIO in the provincial Italy of the 60ties.
2 1/2 stars. It has it moments/intriguing aspects however I don't think it's great nor even that good of a film, especially going by all the outstanding things I've heard/read about over the years about it. Perhaps my expectations were too high going into it since I've finally got around to watching it (DVR'd it on TCM a couple weeks back). Some nice black & white cinematography though.
Film italiano, sobre la putrefaccion social de una familia que vive en los suburbios, memorable viaje que va de la locura al horror, cada personaje con tintes de montruosa desadaptación social, anormalidad que lleva a la tragedia.
I think the first problem is that the character tells everyone what he's going to do. You just sit there and watch him. The second problem is that it's meant to be shocking, and therefore it becomes a bit of a bore.
Really deserves to be considered as one of the classics in Italian cinema and should certainly be more famous than it is. I am not sure if Castel ever got close to matching his remarkable performance in this film later on.
Stunning cinematography in crisp B&W, tight direction, and impeccable acting by Castel and co. Bizarre story and plot is likely to turn off some viewers, but this should be classified as what it deserves: essential world cinema. Bellocchio makes an instant classic with this debut, and while I can certainly see why it turned off moviegoers of the day, its must see for serious film fans. 5 easy stars, truly original.