"Fists in the Pocket"
Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Director Marco Bellocchio began his career auspiciously with this
unrelentingly bleak and harrowing work of Italian Neo-Realism. Unjustly
ignored for decades, the drama paints a powerful portrait of a family
wracked by illness, infidelity, suspicion, and depravity. Plagued by his
relatives, Augusto (Marino Mase) is loathe to marry for fear of saddling
his new bride with incorrigible in-laws. In an act of misguided sympathy,
Augusto's brother Alessandro (Lou Castel) plots to murder his relatives as
a means for freeing his brother. Italian with English subtitles.