La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man). 1981. Italy. Written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. With Ugo Tognazzi, Anouk Aimée, Laura Morante. In Italian; English subtitles. 116 min.
Tognazzi gives the performance of his career as the impotent, “ridiculous” man in Bertolucci’s extraordinary late-period film, about the anguished relationship between a failing industrialist and his son, who is kidnapped by left-wing terrorists under mysterious circumstances.
Archival 35mm print from Luce Cinecittà; courtesy Warner Bros