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Il Posto (1963)

Il Posto




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A young man finishes school and heads for Milan, takes his employment tests, and gets a job as a messenger in a large industrial firm, where the promise of stability gives him hope for a future.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ettore Lombardo, Ermanno Olmi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 2003
Cowboy Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Il Posto

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Majestic predecessor of modern-day drone dramas like Office Space and this year's chilling Time Out.

Full Review… | December 17, 2002
Village Voice
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 23, 2002
Chicago Reader
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... Olmi paints the anxiety and disappointments, as well as the brief moments of intimacy and communal joy, with a compassion for the people locked into these lives.

Full Review… | March 25, 2011
Turner Classic Movies Online

Audience Reviews for Il Posto

A deceptively simple, emotional film. This coming of age tale captures the fleeting and beautiful nuances of love along with the deadness inherent in corporate work life. An unforgettable ending.

Stefanie C

Super Reviewer


A masterpiece that captures and translates emotions in a vivid and compelling way. It made me feel the uneasyness, the echoes of shoes walking through large and empty corridors, eyes staring at you, unfriendly attitudes, unbearable monotony, complete hollowness of life or goals, very brief joy... now I'm really scared...

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

This movie is genius. I love the way that the film that the ordinary seem extraordinary with simple things like camera movements and interesting angles. The story is simple and the cinematography is amazing. The lead actor is great, but it's mostly because of his facial expressions that you sympathize with a lot. It's like Micheal Cera has watched this movie and created a career out of it.

Tim Sigur

Super Reviewer

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