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This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Anna Maria (segment "Illibatezza")
Bruce Balaban ...
Joe (segment "Illibatezza")
Maria Pia Schiaffino ...
Air hostess (segment "Illibatezza")
Jean-Marc Bory ...
Husband (segment "Il nuovo mondo") (as Jean Marc Bory)
Alexandra Stewart ...
Alexandra (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
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The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta")
Mario Cipriani ...
Laura Betti ...
The 'Diva' (segment "La ricotta")
Edmonda Aldini ...
Another diva (segment "La ricotta")
Ettore Garofolo ...
Angel (segment "La ricotta")
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Togni (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Lisa Gastoni ...
Togni's wife (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Ricky Tognazzi ...
The son (segment "Il pollo ruspante") (as Riky Tognazzi)
Antonella Taito ...
The daughter (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
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This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalypse world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend. In Pasolini's 'Curd Cheese' ('La Ricotta'), a lavish film about the life of Jesus Christ is being made in a poor area. The impoverished people subject themselves to various indignities in the name of moviemaking in order to win a little food. The central character is hoisted up on a cross for filming, and dies there. Finally comes Gregoretti's 'Free Range Chicken' ('Il Pollo Ruspante') in which a family of the materialist culture inadvertantly illustrate the cynical, metallic voiced doctrine of a top sales theorist. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Gay beginnings of the end of the world.

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19 February 1963 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Let's Have a Brainwash  »

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The section entitled "La Ricotta" is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD for Mamma Roma (1962). See more »

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Narrator: Little by little, I became jealous. Only now do I see how that stopped me from reasoning clearly. I ought to have understood that all this was only the consequence of the end of the world.
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Followed by The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) See more »

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On the Contrary
3 February 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I think Godard's segment is the best of this quartet: it is a quiet but powerful science-fiction story of the kind "The Twilight Zone" would have aired if that show were half as cerebral as it pretended to be. It reminds me a bit of Chris Marker's "La Jetee." Pasolini's film, by contrast, is of little interest to those of us who aren't tortured ex-Catholics; Rosselini's is pointless and boring; and Gregoretti's is a belabored presentation of a single joke -- and not a particularly funny or insightful joke at that.


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