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Fists in the Pocket

Marco Bellocchio

 
Fists in the Pocket (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1965
  • 108 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #333

Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio. Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and savage gallows humor, Fists in the Pocket was a gleaming ice pick in the eye of bourgeois family values and Catholic morality, a truly unique work that continues to rank as one of the great achievements of Italian cinema.

Credits

DirectorMarco Bellocchio
ScreenplayMarco Bellocchio
ProducerEnzo Doria
CinematographyAlberto Marrama
EditingSilvano Agosti
MusicEnnio Morricone
Production managerUgo Novello
Art directionGisella Longo

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video interviews with director Marco Bellocchio, actors Lou Castel and Paola Pitagora, editor Silvano Agosti, and critic Tullio Kezich
  • Video afterword by director Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Deborah Young and an interview with Bellocchio

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse and Peter Grant

Film Essays

Fists in the Pocket: Ripped to Shreds

By Deborah Young April 24, 2006

Made in 1965 and still considered by many to be Marco Bellocchio’s masterpiece, Fists in the Pocket foreshadows the years of student protest in a family tragedy bordering on horror. This seminal . . . Read more »

Performances


News

Bellocchio Headed to Turin

July 22, 2010

It’s been announced that Italian director Marco Bellocchio, whose blistering 1965 family drama–cum–horror film Fists in the Pocket remains one of our favorite treasures in the Criterion . . . Read more »


Clippings

Singing Morricone’s Praises

October 23, 2009

The eighty-one-year-old Ennio Morricone has been composing hypnotic music for film since the early 1960s, for projects ranging from spaghetti westerns (his whistling, woodwindy five-note theme . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Fists in the Pocket: Ripped to Shreds

By Deborah Young April 24, 2006

Made in 1965 and still considered by many to be Marco Bellocchio’s masterpiece, Fists in the Pocket foreshadows the years of student protest in a family tragedy bordering on horror. This seminal . . . Read more »