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The Organizer (1963)

The Organizer (1963)

The Organizer

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This film takes a gritty, near-documentary approach to the exploitation of Italian laborers in the 19th century. Marcello Mastrioanni plays a Genoan political refugee visiting a friend in Turin. Appalled by the horrible working conditions in the town's textile mill, Mastrioanni stays on to organize the workers in a strike.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Age Scarpelli, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli, Agenore Incrocci
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 25, 1997
Runtime:
Criterion Collection

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni
as Professor Sinigaglia
Bernard Blier
as Martinetti
Folco Lulli
as Pautasso
François Périer
as Maestro Di Meo
Pippo Starnazza
as Bergamasco
Pippo Mosca
as Cerioni
Enzo Casini
as Antonio
Mario Pisu
as Manager
Gino Manganello
as Uncle Spartaco
Anna Di Silvio
as Gesummina
Sara Simoni
as Cenerone's Wife
Piero Traiannoni
as Bookkeeper
Anna Glori
as Signora Cravetto
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Critic Reviews for The Organizer

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

A nearly forgotten near-great movie, with one of Marcello Mastroianni's classic tragicomic performances.

Full Review… | November 24, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 20, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Shot on location, the movie has a neo-realistic feel, but sometimes the framing of the shots gives it a beautiful cinematic vibe that is far from gritty, despite its subject matter.

Full Review… | June 1, 2012
Scene-Stealers.com

The style often features broad comic performances against a background of despair and defeatism; these were not comedies with happy endings which seems to be a contradiction.

Full Review… | May 1, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for The Organizer

Shot on location, the movie has a neo-realistic feel, but sometimes the framing of the shots gives it a beautiful cinematic vibe that is far from gritty, despite its subject matter.

this movie is all sorts of amazing. not only a dramatic portrait of why unions were needed in turn of the century italy, but also a delightful humanist portrait of italy's working classes. lots of heart, drama, and laughs. watch it (and bring it to DVD!!)

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