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<i>The Grim Reaper.</i> 1962. Italy. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
  • The Grim Reaper

    1962. Italy. Bernardo Bertolucci. 92 min.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Grim Reaper

    1962. Italy. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. With Carlotta Barilli, Lorenza Benedetti, Clorinda Celani. Based on a story by Pier Paolo Pasolini—for whom Bertolucci had worked as assistant director—The Grim Reaper announced Bertolucci as a unique visual talent. The murder of a prostitute prompts the police to question a range of petty thieves, lowlifes, and people living on society’s edges, and their “testimonies,” shown in extended flashbacks, create a narrative of multiple viewpoints. This web of coincidences and murder is also an investigation of the nature of truth itself—an elegantly woven net of social misery and stark emotional distress. In Italian; English subtitles. 92 min.

In the Film exhibition Bernardo Bertolucci

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