About

A young man returns to his countryside hometown to investigate the unclear circumstances behind the death of his father, ostensibly killed by Fascists in 1936, before his birth. As he unravels a web of lies that seems to encompass the whole town, he finds himself entangled in the same web.

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Directed by

Bernardo Bertolucci

Written by

Bernardo Bertolucci (Screenplay)
Eduardo de Gregorio (Screenplay)
Marilù Parolini (Screenplay)
Jorge Luis Borges (Short Story)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Cast

Keywords

investigation small town countryside father murder unknown father oedipus complex italian resistance white lie

Lists

#125 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider