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Fists in the Pocket

Opens on March 29

Director: Marco Bellocchio Run Time: 105 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1965 Language: Italian with English subtitles

Starring: Lou Castel

Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio. Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and savage gallows humor, FISTS IN THE POCKET was a gleaming ice pick in the eye of bourgeois family values and Catholic morality, a truly unique work that continues to rank as one of the great achievements of Italian cinema. – Janus Films 

“Shot impeccably by Alberto Marrama and dipped in hushed Ennio Morricone lullabies, the film’s visual intensity presents the iconography of a world in transition.” – Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

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