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Bernardo Bertolucci's 255-minute 1900 was a gargantuan undertaking, requiring the resources of three European countries and a trio of American movie studios. Set in the Italian town of Parma, the film's continuity backtracks from Liberation Day in 1945 to the occasion of composer/patriot Giuseppe Verdi's death in 1901. We follow the lives of two men born on that day in 1901, who grow up to be Alfredo Berlinghieti (Robert De Niro) and Olmo Dalco (Gérard Depardieu). Wealthy Alfredo sinks into dissipation, while poverty ...

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JohnTheChef

Nov 1, 2008

Italy in the 20th Century by Bertolucci

Perfect film, with young Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu and Dominique Sanda. The history of two boys born in 1900 one to a rich family of landowners and one to their workers (contadini).

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