Before the Revolution (1964)
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Genres: Drama, Romance

Taglines: Italy...is the place where they've made an art of everything - especially love!

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writers: Bernardo Bertolucci, Gianni Amico

Stars: Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Allen Midgette, Morando Morandini, ...

The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino, a possible suicide. Gina is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic, distracted, and unhinged. They begin a love affair after Agostino's funeral, then Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger. Their visits to Cesare and then to Puck, one of Gina's older friends, a landowner losing his land, dramatize contrasting images of Italy's future. Their own futures are bleak.

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