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La commare secca

Bernardo Bertolucci

 
La commare secca (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1962
  • 93 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #272

The brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one by one, each account bringing them closer to the killer. In this, his stunning debut feature—based on a story by Pier Paolo Pasolini—Bernardo Bertolucci utilizes a series of interconnected flashbacks to explore the nature of truth and the reliability of narrative. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the first realization of a legendary talent.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Exclusive new video interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: A new essay by film critic David Thompson

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

La commare secca

By David Thompson January 31, 2005

How many filmmakers not only get to assist one of the great poets of cinema in his debut as director but also make their own first feature by the age of twenty-one? To be sure, Bernardo . . . Read more »

Clippings

Pasolini’s Rome

December 02, 2008

Ian Thomson has written a fascinating piece on Pier Paolo Pasolini for the Times Online, on the occasion of the publication of two books on the Italian filmmaker-writer-poet: John David Rhodes’s . . . Read more »


Film Essays

La commare secca

By David Thompson January 31, 2005

How many filmmakers not only get to assist one of the great poets of cinema in his debut as director but also make their own first feature by the age of twenty-one? To be sure, Bernardo . . . Read more »