About Love & Anarchy
An epic tragicomedy, Love & Anarchy plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini. Giancarlo Giannini won the best acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his achingly sensitive portrayal of Tunin, a freckle-faced innocent who became an accidental anarchist. His contact in Rome is Salomè (Mariangela Melato), a prostitute with her own sob story. While they prepare for the assassination, Tunin falls in love with Tripolina (Lina Polito), which threatens the entire operation. A film of operatic emotion and subversive comedy, Love & Anarchy is a powerful statement on the terror of fascism and the ignoble fates of those who challenged it. [129 min; comedy, drama, romance; Italian with English subtitles]
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5X: Lina Wertmüller is generously supported by the Department of French and Italian's Peter and Julia Conaway Bondanella Fund and the Institute for European Studies.