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L'intrepido (2015)

L'intrepido (2015)

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Set in modern day Milan, INTREPIDO: A LONELY HERO is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work - every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour - as seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio, the film is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. With echoes of films such as Being There and Zelig, INTREPIDO is gently satirical and acutely observed while retaining the atmosphere of a classic fable.

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Critic Reviews for L'intrepido

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Whether director Gianni Amelio is aiming for emotional effect or social commentary, his fuzzy detours into melodrama land well off the mark.

May 21, 2015 | Full Review…

After a more-or-less ten-year absence from Italy and its concerns, Amelio has returned to reflect on the damage caused by the repeated concussions of the Berlusconi era.

May 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Digressions involving suicide, child abuse, immigration and unions muddy the film's meaning rather than illuminate it.

May 7, 2015 | Full Review…

If fuzzy thematic thrust doesn't bug you ... the essence of Albanese as a shrugging everyman for post-debt-crisis Europe may be its own reward.

May 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The idea of an outwardly content Everyman acting as a temporary worker in hundreds of different jobs is an appealing one, yet Amelio can't sustain the concept, and characters meant to deepen themes wind up unsatisfactorily cluttering things up.

May 4, 2015 | Full Review…

One waits uneasily for the story to turn dark, but instead the film just runs out of energy in its second half.

May 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for L'intrepido

One of a marvellous crop of Italian films issuing over the last year or so, in which the Italian instinct, nous and knowledge of the human being are woven beautifully into stories of poignancy, realism and humour. Even when life is terrible. And amidst the dreadful harshness of modern, big cities, individual people lead heroic lives. This film is about leaving your assumptions behind and being open. Reminiscent of Being There, it is also like an achingly beautiful renaissance canvas of both suffering and enlightenment. If only the powers that run this world were more like this compassionate, fearless, intelligent man.

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