Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from her depression when Mauro acquaints her with Giovanni, a brilliant actor at the edge of legality. Mauro become unconsciously jealous of this relationship, and tries to get Giovanni arrested.
Director: Marco Bellocchio.
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Anouk Aimée, Michele Placido, Gisella Burinato, Antonio Piovanelli, Anna Orso, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio.
1980 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
1980 Cannes Film Festival – Winner Best Actress (Anouk Aimée).
1980 Cannes Film Festival – Winner Best Actor (Michel Piccoli).
Note: RIP Michel Piccoli (1925-2020). Unfortunately due to lack of time I’m not able to put up any new Piccoli films on the site so I thought as a little tribute I could upgrade the old rip that I uploaded last September with this better looking copy for one of Piccoli’s best films, still SD but better resolution and I gave subtitles better readability by making the font bigger. Great film. Enjoy!