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Before the Revolution (Prima della rivoluzione) (NR)

Drama 112 January 1, 1965

Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino, a possible suicide. Gina is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic, distracted, and unhinged. They begin a love affair after Agostino's funeral, then Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger. Their visits to Cesare and then to Puck, one of Gina's older friends, a landowner losing his land, dramatize contrasting images of Italy's future.

Bernardo Bertolucci Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Allen Midgette, Morando Morandini, Cristina Pariset Bernardo Bertolucci, Gianni Amico New Yorker Films

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