Luciano

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Baldi, a noted Italian documentary filmmaker, made his feature-film debut with this piece, an expansion of a short documentary he had created earlier. Morelli, who was the subject of the original short, plays himself, more or less. He is a young man who has just returned home after serving time in prison. His mother has died, and his father pretends to...read more

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Baldi, a noted Italian documentary filmmaker, made his feature-film debut with this piece, an expansion of a short documentary he had created earlier. Morelli, who was the subject of the original short, plays himself, more or less. He is a young man who has just returned home after serving

time in prison. His mother has died, and his father pretends to be ill, meanwhile having an affair with another woman. Confused and angered, Morelli leaves home and is taken under the wing of a rich man who has attained his position by marriage. Baldi's mobile camera style is clearly influenced by

his documentaries. His use of nonactors, reminiscent of earlier Italian neo-realistic filmmaking, is also nicely handled. However, the film suffers from its length. At only 80 minutes long, it focuses on too many social issues without really covering any of them in depth. The result is a thinly

spread film that tries for dramatic and social impact but falls far short of its goal.

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