"Machine to Kill Bad People"
Directed by Roberto Rosselini
One of the rarest and
most daring of Rossellini's films. Set shortly after the end of the war, in a small
Italian village, a photographer is given a magical camera that has the power to petrify
and kill anyone it "shoots." The photographer decides to eliminate all the evil
people from the town. But in the process, he learns the difficulty of distinguishing
between good and evil. On another level, Machine to Kill Bad People is an
exploitation of Rossellini's statement that the cinema is unique among the arts because it
captures moments of death at work. With Gennaro Pisano, Giovanni Amato and Marilyn Buferd.