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The Organizer

Mario Monicelli

 
The Organizer (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Italy
  • 1963
  • 130 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #610

In turn-of-the-twentieth-century Turin, an accident in a textile factory incites workers to stage a walkout. But it’s not until they receive unexpected aid from a traveling professor (Marcello Mastroianni) that they find their voice, unite, and stand up for themselves. This historical drama by Mario Monicelli, brimming with humor and honesty, is a beautiful and moving ode to the power of the people, and features engaging, naturalistic performances; cinematography by the great Giuseppe Rotunno; and a multilayered, Oscar-nominated screenplay by Monicelli, Agenore Incrocci, and Furio Scarpelli.

Credits

DirectorMario Monicelli
Produced byFranco Cristaldi
Written byMario Monicelli, Agenore Incrocci and Furio Scarpelli
in collaboration withSuso Cecchi D’Amico
CinematographyGiuseppe Rotunno
Film editingRuggero Mastroianni
Production designMario Garbuglia
Costume designPiero Tosi
Original musicCarlo Rustichelli

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the
    Blu-ray edition
  • Introduction by director Mario Monicelli from 2006
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by film critic J. Hoberman

    New cover by Caitlin Kuhwald

Film Essays

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The Organizer: Description of a Struggle

By J. Hoberman April 24, 2012

Mario Monicelli’s neorealist tale of a bitter strike in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Turin is a great work of popular cinema. Read more »

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Film Essays

Currentthumb_653_025_thumbnail

The Organizer: Description of a Struggle

By J. Hoberman April 24, 2012

Mario Monicelli’s neorealist tale of a bitter strike in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Turin is a great work of popular cinema. Read more »