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A.k.a.
The Organizer
Year
1963
Runtime
130 min.
Director
Mario Monicelli
Genres
Drama, History
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
1,757
Checks
336
Favs
37
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
11.0% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
37:1
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  1. Kasparius's avatar

    Kasparius

    This was a great way to end the TSPDT list, very underrated film, as it should be on many more lists, especially the Italian one. The difference between this film and a lot of other strike/union related films, is that it has a sense of humor and is not taken with its own self importance. As a matter a fact, the film is quite measured and cautious in its outlook. There are no heroics here, everybody is a full fledged human being with his/her weaknesses and strengths. Mastroianni is particularly wonderful here in a very nuanced performance, where he goes from nebbish professor to inspirational and powerful leader in matters of seconds. The script is very strong and Rotunno's cinematography is excellent. Monicelli injects the film with so many details that hit their mark, that he has gone from a very good director to a great one in my estimation. The early scenes at the factory are truly remarkable in a uniquely cinematic way. They hardly contain any dialogue and put you in the workers place in a remarkably efficient way.

    Highly recommended.
    5 years 1 month ago
  2. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Masterfully done. 5 years ago
  3. Louis Mazzini's avatar

    Louis Mazzini

    Criterion blu-ray release 24 April 2012 5 years 9 months ago
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In 3 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #13 in iCM Forum's 500<400
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    13
  2. This movie ranks #183 in Doubling the Canon
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    183
  3. This movie ranks #714 in The Criterion Collection
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    714
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