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The film premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. With a runtime of minutes in its original version, is known for being one of the longest commercially released films ever made. Due to its length, the film was presented in two parts when originally released in many countries, including Italy, East and West Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Colombia, Pakistan and Japan.
In other countries, such as the United States, a single edited-down version of the film was released. Il Primo Sciopero - Ennio Morricone - 1900 / Novecento film opens on 25 Aprilthe day Italy is liberated from the fascists. The peasants on an estate in Emilia-Romagna are shown attempting to join the partisans and place the owner of the estate, Alfredo Berlinghieri, under arrest.
A middle-aged man named Attila and woman named Regina are seen attempting to flee the farm but are attacked by women labourers wielding pitchforks. The narrative moves back to the start of the century. Alfredo is from a family of wealthy landowners led by his popular grandfather also called Alfredo or Alfredo the Elder and grows up with his cousin Regina. Olmo is an illegitimate peasant born to an unmarried young woman who already has had several children.
His grandfather, Leo, is the foreman and peasants' spokesman who carries out a duel of wits with the elder Alfredo which masks a deep-seated mutual respect. As Alfredo is somewhat rebellious and despises the falseness of his family, in particular his weak but abusive and cynical father Giovanni, he befriends Olmo, who has been raised as a socialist.
During this Get Your Feelings Out - False Start - Through The Looking Glass, Leo leads strikes against the unfair conditions on the farm.
The two are friends throughout their childhood, despite the social differences of their families, and spend much time in one another's company. Olmo enlists with the Italian army in during World War I and goes off to fight while Alfredo learns how to run his family's large plantation under the guidance of his father.
Olmo returns from the war over a year later Il Primo Sciopero - Ennio Morricone - 1900 / Novecento his friendship with Alfredo continues. However, Giovanni, the padrone since the elder Alfredo's suicide, has hired Attila Mellanchini as his foreman. Taken with fascism in a similar way that Giovanni has been, Attila eventually incorporates his new belief system in his dealings with the Berlinghieri workers; he treats them cruelly, and wins Regina and Giovanni over to his side.
In the s, Olmo enters into a relationship with Anita, a down-to-earth woman who shares his enthusiasm for the cause of workers' rights.
Together, Olmo and Anita lead several fervent protests against the landowners. Following the Clear As The Driven Snow - The Doobie Brothers - The Captain And Me of Giovanni, Alfredo becomes the new padrone and marries Ada, a gorgeous, demure Frenchwoman. During the s, he proves to be a weak padronerepeatedly bending to the whim Il Primo Sciopero - Ennio Morricone - 1900 / Novecento the fascists.
Ada sinks into alcoholism when confronted with the reality of the emptiness of her marriage to Alfredo; she sympathises to some extent with the workers and despises Alfredo for his failure to stand up to Attila. Meanwhile, Olmo's wife Anita dies tragically in childbirth, but manages to bring another member into the community; a Il Primo Sciopero - Ennio Morricone - 1900 / Novecento whom Olmo names after his late wife. Olmo's daughter, Anita the Younger, grows into a young and resourceful teenager whom is supportive of her father's socialist beliefs.
As Olmo takes on his fateful role of leader among the poor farmers and their families, he clashes several times with Attila.
The latter, whose psychopathic tendencies have been revealed via the murders of a cat and a small boy the latter at Alfredo and Ada's wedding and for which Olmo was initially blamedcommits further atrocities such as killing the elderly Mrs. Pioppi in order to steal her land and home. However, he becomes a fresh target of ridicule at the hands of the peasants; led by Olmo, they take turns throwing manure at him, and Alfredo fires him although this does not win Ada's respect as he has hoped it would, Walk Away (Craig J Big Love Mix) - Vic Latino - ThriveMix02 she leaves him.
Olmo flees to keep Mount Zion (Dance Mix) - Jah Wobble - Mount Zion being killed by the fascists, and Attila reacts to the humiliation by tearing up Olmo's house with his blackshirts before caging the peasants on the Berlinghieri compound and indiscriminately shooting them. The story comes full circle when the power shifts after World War II inand the ruling String Quartet No.
13 In A Minor, Op.29, D804 Rosamunde - Schubert*, Prague String Quartet - Strin is at the mercy of the jovial yet bitter farm labourers. Attila and Regina, having been apprehended, are imprisoned in the Berlinghieri pigsty, and the women peasants cut off Regina's hair.
Attila confesses to the murders he has committed over the years, and is put to death. Olmo returns to the farm in time to see Alfredo being brought before a workers' tribunal to stand trial. Many workers come forth and accuse Alfredo of letting them suffer in squalor while he profited from their labours.
Alfredo is sentenced to death, but his execution is prevented after Olmo explains that the padrone is dead, so Alfredo Berlinghieri is alive, suggesting that the social system has been overthrown with the end of the war. As soon as the verdict is reached, however, representatives and soldiers of the new government, which includes the Communist Partyarrive and call on the peasants to turn in their arms.
Olmo convinces the peasants to do so, overcoming their scepticism. Alone with Olmo, Alfredo declares "The padrone is alive", indicating the struggle between the working and ruling classes is destined to continue. The film ends with the middle-aged Alfredo and Olmo playfully tackling each other as they did in their childhood, when the scene suddenly jumps forward several years to the present day with the elderly Alfredo and Olmo walking along a railway track which Alfredo lays down in the center of the tracks as his younger self would do Il Primo Sciopero - Ennio Morricone - 1900 / Novecento lay perfectly still as a game while a train would run over the tracks, but Alfredo would emerge unharmed as he would lay perfectly still.
Alfredo appears to lay himself across the tracks as a train approaches in a clear attempt at suicide as if he has chosen to end his life at that time. The final shot shows the train traveling over the younger Alfredo laying perfectly still in the center of the tracks. The original director's cut of the film runs minutes 5 hours, 17 minutes. Alberto Grimaldithe film's producer, was contractually obligated to deliver a minute 3 hours, 15 minutes version Il Primo Sciopero - Ennio Morricone - 1900 / Novecento Paramount Pictures.
Bertolucci originally wanted to release the film in two parts, but Grimaldi refused. Grimaldi then locked Bertolucci out of the editing room, and assembled a minute cut. Bertolucci, horrified at Grimaldi's cut, decided to compromise.
Inthe Bravo channel broadcast the uncut version with dubbed dialogue. Later inthe film was restored to its original length and shown in a limited release. The film has been shown uncut on Sky Movies and Film 4. When Bertolucci released his minute version to theaters, the Motion Picture Association of America re-classified the film with an NC rating; the minute American cut, the other version officially available on video in the United States, still retained its R rating.
This same uncut version was released on Blu-ray Disc in the U. Paramount released the shorter version in America theatrically, and the version has received mixed reviews from American critics. The music for the movie was composed by Ennio Morriconewho included several melodies from Verdi operas.
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