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La Tragedia di un uomo ridicolo / Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981)
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1981-05 official
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The composer Ennio Morricone was shown in this movie
The composer Ennio Morricone was dhown in start of the movie (00:02:24")
About the movie 01, 02, 03, 04, 05          About its OST music 01, 02, 03, 04

Director:Bernardo Bertolucci

Writer:Bernardo Bertolucci (writer)

Produced by
Giovanni Bertolucci .... producer

Original Music by Ennio Morricone

Release Date:1 October 1981 (Italy) more
Genre:Drama more

Awards:2 wins & 1 nomination more

Also Known As (AKA)
A Tragédia de um Homem Ridículo Brazil
Die Trag?die eines l?cherlichen Mannes West Germany
Historia de un hombre ridículo, La Spain
Naurettavan miehen tragedia Finland
Tragédie d'un homme ridicule, La France
Tragedia de un hombre ridículo, La Argentina (video title)
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man USA
Tragodia enos geloiou anthropou, I Greece
Plot: The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the factory. Written by Tony Bowden {}


A comment: I see this film in straight connection with La Strategia del ragno also directed by Bertolucci 11 years before this one. Only with characters inversion, meaning that in this one the father goes along find out things about his son, hidden things, beyond what he looked like. In the 1970 film it is the son who finds out the life of his late father, his hidden secrets. Still I found the older movie much more appealing, in terms of the plot itself but also in terms of the direction also. It is obvious that a good plot estimulates direction but still this one could have been better. It has from times to times the quality seal from Bertolucci, but in general it's not as good as others. The end is very delayed, the film could have less 20 minutes that it would be better to watch. Some beautiful images along the time, as usual in Bertolucci, but than again somewhat meaningless as they are not many times in the context of the story.

Though the film touches some important issues, such as terrorism in Italy's 1980'. Also interesting in exploring how a man can 'use the blood' of his own son just to get himself out of a difficult financial position. Not much more than this. It's worth watching if you like Bertolucci or if you have special interest in italian cinema. But don't judge the director just on this one. It is unfair, specially if we think that his second film after this one was The Last Emperor... (here)

Cast (Cast overview, first billed only)
Ugo Tognazzi ... Primo Spaggiari

Anouk Aimée ... Barbara Spaggiari
Laura Morante ... Laura
Victor Cavallo ... Adelfo
Olimpia Carlisi ... Chiromant
Vittorio Caprioli ... Marshal
Renato Salvatori ... Colonel
Ricky Tognazzi ... Giovanni Spaggiari
Gianni Migliavacca
Margherita Chiari ... Maid

Cannes Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1981 Won Best Actor
Ugo Tognazzi

Nominated Golden Palm
Bernardo Bertolucci

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1982 Won Silver Ribbon Best Actor (Migliore Attore)
Ugo Tognazzi

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