1900 [DVD]  [Region 1] [NTSC]
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Italy / US DVD with English subtitles. Genre: political historical drama.
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The story isn't quite as confusing as it sounds, with the director anchoring the story throughout to the characters of Olmo and Alfredo. In the early scenes, we see the two boys living an idyllic "Huckleberry Finn" style existence, catching frogs, play-fighting, testing each other's bravery with a series of dares... whilst, all the while, succumbing to the lifestyle of their respective families.Read more ›
A too much long but beautiful movie, showing the political changes in Italy in the Twentieth Century. These changes are presented and reflected through the friendship of Alfredo (Robert De Niro) and Olmo (Gerard Depardieau), from the end of World War I to the end of World War II, from the ascent of the Fascism to its decline and the ascent of the Socialism. Alfred and Olmo were born in the same day and in the same place, landowner and peasant respectively. As far as they grow up, Bertolucci presents the changes in the political scenario in Italy, affecting the relationship between these two friends. The film is a little exhaustive, but it deserves to be watched more than one time. Recommended to viewers who like European movies and particularly Italian history and Bertolucci.
Not for children.... Strictly for thoughtful adults.
This restoration is gorgeous!
However for me having seen it again recently, it's the joy of seeing three of my all time favourite actors right at their peak, De Niro, Sutherland & the wonderful Gerard Depardieu.
Bernardo Bertoluuci's films often leave me a bit cold, they of course are fantastically well made, brilliantly acted and usually very epic, or complex, but often they can i be just a little pretentious or long-winded, even a bit boring..but not so here, the story of the contrasting families and at the same time the rise of Fascism in Italy is fascinating.
If you like epics, are interested in Italy and it's early 20th Century politics, or just love a really great big film to become lost in, then do recommend you to see it.
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This masterful epic is probably one of the greatest films ever made, but the Masters of Cinema Blu-ray transfer is disappointing because the image is so grainy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Haven't watched it yet but saw it 20 years ago on TV and I was absolutely riveted from start to finishPublished 14 months ago by hugh morton
I had not realised that it would not play on European machines. My lap-top can be changed to U.S. but only four times. Therefore the product is useless. Warnings should be givenPublished 21 months ago by Bob
So flawed that I almost feel weird giving it this high a rating. But
two viewings of this somewhat bloated 5 hour plus film left me feeling
the same way; The film is... Read more
One of the ten best films that I have ever seen. Every frame of film looks like a Renoir painting. The music is aunforgettable. Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2012 by Peter M
Did what it said on the lable can not ask for more, well happy with product and time it took to get to mePublished on 27 Nov. 2011 by Eric Stuart Longley
flawed,political pastiche or genius ?the answer is if you like to see a very detailed ,slow paced movie which is a realist look at 70 years of italian history then this for you but... Read morePublished on 17 July 2008 by doctor usman latif khawaja MB,MRCP UK;IRELAND ;STA LONDON ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS