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<i>Nel Regno di Napoli (The Kingdom of Naples)</i>. 1978. Italy/West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. Image courtesy Filmmuseum München
  • The Kingdom of Naples

    1978. Italy/West Germany. Werner Schroeter. 130 min.

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Kingdom of Naples

    1978. Italy/West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. With Liana Trouche, Antonio Orlando, Cristina Donadino. Cahiers du cinéma critic Serge Daney asks whether The Kingdom of Naples is “leftist fiction, kitschy melodrama, photo-roman, a decadent chronicle of a city, opera in a minor key, or simply the first realistic narrative film by Schroeter?” It is all of these and more: an epic chronicle of proletarian family life in Naples from 1943 to 1972 that brilliantly captures the wretched poverty, overwrought passions, and political, religious and economic upheavals of Sicily across two generations. Schroeter assimilates neorealist aesthetics and class sympathies with the tempestuous excesses of popular melodrama, borrowing freely from Rossellini, Pasolini, Visconti, Brecht, and Rossini. Courtesy Dieter Geissler, Peter Berling, Monika Keppler. Digital restoration. In Italian; English subtitles. 130 min.

In the Film exhibition Werner Schroeter

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