Ermanno Olmi

Il posto

Il posto

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.

Film Info

  • Ermanno Olmi
  • Italy
  • 1961
  • 93 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
  • Spine #194

Special 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

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

DVD Box Set

50 Discs

Ships Nov 9, 2018

$650.00

Special 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

Il posto
Cast
Loredana Detto
Antonietta (Magali)
Sandro Panseri
Domenico
Credits
Director
Ermanno Olmi
Screenplay
Ermanno Olmi
Art director
Ettore Lombardi
Production manager
Alberto Soffientini
Photography
Lamberto Caimi
Editing
Carla Colombo
Production supervisor
Attilio Torricelli
Sound
Giuseppe Donato

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