Love and Anarchy

Love and Anarchy

Drama | Italian with English subtitles| 120 minutes


Tunin learns  his friend, an anarchist, was killed in  his attempt to assassinate Benito Mussolini. Tunin decides it’s up to him to finish the job. In a visit to a brothel, Tunin meets Salomè who offers to help him.   Her former lover was wrongfully beaten by Mussolini’s police. To further help, Salomè recruits Tripolina, another prostitute. The three then plan the time and the place for the assassination. However, the job becomes complicated when Tunin and Tripolina fall in love.

Giancarlo Giannini (Tunin) / Mariangela Melato (Salomè) / Lina Polito (Tripolina)
Why Stream This Film?
Wertmüller brilliantly shows how many average, low-profile Italians risked their lives to bring down Mussolini and his fascist regime. 
  • Cannes Film Festival: Winner, Best Actor (Giancarlo Giannini); Nominated, Palme d’Or
  • New York Film Critics: Nominated, Best Actress (Mariangela Melato)
LOVE and ANARCHY is passionate and stirring in its hatred of oppression and its love of the indomitable battlers against tyranny. Wertmüller has illustrated the film with enough power and style to make it memorable and often moving.
A.H. Weiler

The New York Times

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