Il Posto Il Posto

Il Posto

Ermanno Olmi

 
Il Posto (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1961
  • 93 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #194

When young Domenico (Sandro Panseri) ventures from the small village of Meda to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic ladder in a huge, faceless company. The prospects are daunting, but Domenico finds reason for hope in the fetching Antonietta (Loredana Detto). A tender coming-of-age story and a sharp observation of dehumanizing corporate enterprise, Ermanno Olmi’s Il posto is a touching and hilarious tale of one young man’s stumbling entrance into the perils of modern adulthood.

Cast

Antonietta (Magali)Loredana Detto
DomenicoSandro Panseri

Credits

DirectorErmanno Olmi
ScreenplayErmanno Olmi
Art directorEttore Lombardi
Production managerAlberto Soffientini
PhotographyLamberto Caimi
EditingCarla Colombo
Production supervisorAttilio Torricelli
SoundGiuseppe Donato

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer
  • Rare deleted scene
  • Reflecting Reality, a new interview with filmmaker Ermanno Olmi and film critic/historian (and occasional Olmi collaborator) Tullio Kezich
  • La cotta (The Crush), Olmi’s 1967 short about a young boy’s first love
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Restoration demonstration
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • PLUS: a new essay by critic Kent Jones

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Il Posto: Handcrafted Cinema

By Kent JonesJune 23, 2003

One of the most unusual features of Italian cinema of the late ’50s and ’60s is the way that . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Il Posto: Handcrafted Cinema

By Kent JonesJune 23, 2003

One of the most unusual features of Italian cinema of the late ’50s and ’60s is the way that . . . Read more »